by Hui-Jen (Jen) Shiau, Technical Consultant at Taos
With servers not having a cdrom drive and iso files becoming larger and larger, we are often required to use an USB stick that is bootable. To create a bootable USB stick, do the following:
1. Grab any size USB key (even 1GB will do, the image is only 300MB or so)
2. Enter a Command Prompt
3. Run diskpart (It will prompt you for Administrative privileges. Please confirm or login to confirm
DISKPART> list disk (You will see a list of drives, the last one is usually the one you want)
DISKPART> select disk 2 (or what disk you identified in step 4)
DISKPART> create partition primary
DISKPART> select partition 1
DISKPART> Format fs=ntfs quick
4. Copy the contents of your iso file to the USB stick.
5. Voila, you are done and ready to start deploying your operating system.