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create recovery usb boot

PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:48 pm
by wilycat
I'm trying to create a bootable usb thumb drive but I see several programs that can create a boot disk. I'm creating my windows using version 3.06a. Which do I want

create tbos boot disk
create uefi boot disk
ifd-create recovery boot disk
ifl-create recovery boot disk
ifu-create recovery boot disk
ifw-create recover boot disk
usbboot-make windows on USB Bootable

Re: create recovery usb boot

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:21 pm
by Bob Coleman
wilycat wrote:
> I'm trying to create a bootable usb thumb drive but I see several programs
> that can create a boot disk. I'm creating my windows using version 3.06a.
> Which do I want
>
> create tbos boot disk
> create uefi boot disk
> ifd-create recovery boot disk
> ifl-create recovery boot disk
> ifu-create recovery boot disk
> ifw-create recover boot disk
> usbboot-make windows on USB Bootable

It's hard to give a definitive answer. Some, I know nothing about. Some I think you don't want. Of the others, any or all should be OK.

create tbos boot disk - I'm not familiar with this and don't know where you are seeing it.

create uefi boot disk - I'm not familiar with this and don't know where you are seeing it.

ifd-create recovery boot disk - Creates bootable IFD (Image for DOS) - Should be OK.

ifl-create recovery boot disk - Creates bootable IFL (Imaage for Linux) - Should be OK.

ifu-create recovery boot disk - I've never been successful with this. See viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2568

ifw-create recover boot disk - Creates bootable media based on Windows Recovery Environment and containing IFW (Image for Windows) - Should be OK, but may or may not be successful in creating the bootable media depending on lots of issues and dependencies.

usbboot-make windows on USB Bootable - I don't know what this is.

It sounds like you are just getting involved in all this. For starters, I'd recommend either "ifd-create recovery boot disk" or "ifl-create recovery boot disk".

Either should be fine. IFL is generally recognized to create or restore an image faster than IFD though it does take a little longer to boot.