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I managed to vLite my vista installation to under 1GB
Now, how can I make my USB stick bootable (my asus eeepc supports boot from usb)

Here's a guide I've been using so far

I don't really understand how to do this part.

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Here comes the fun part; Make the USB drive bootable into Vista Install.
On the Vista Disk there is a folder called boot. Copy this folder to your hard drive (and remember where you put it). Using Command Prompt, find this folder and - how do I do that?
type: bootsect /nt60 f: It’s very important that you are carefull with this command since it can change the bootsector on all drives on the computer if you manage to screw it up. To be safe you can write just: bootsect or: bootsect /help the first time and get some understanding of what you are doing. If you are too lazy, here is the short explanation: Bootsect is a small program that changes the bootsector on a drive (or all drives or just the system drive) to either want to boot with ‘NTLDR’ or the new system that uses the file ‘bootmgr’. If you try to do this from the usbdrive it won’t work as it should since you are trying to edit the disk you are using the program on. I think it’s supposed to make it able to boot from FAT32 systems too, but i didn’t get that to work, so I say stick to NTFS.
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Make note of the location where you copied the folder the guide references, then use:

cd "C:\\Your\\File\\Path\\Here"
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Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
Make note of the location where you copied the folder the guide references, then use:

cd "C:YourFilePathHere"
Hey thanks a lot
I tried the step quoted in my first post again
And I get "could not map partitions to associated drive" "access is denied"

Does anyone know if there is a workaround?
post #4 of 6
run cmd as administrator and try it, sometimes that clears up command line stuff for me in windows
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run cmd as administrator and try it, sometimes that clears up command line stuff for me in windows
Aww ofcourse, should have thought of that
thanks a lot
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no problemo!
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