Create a Windows installer USB stick from an ISO under Linux
I decided to try Windows 10 and install it on a laptop of mine (worry not, it’ll be dual boot :)). Having an ISO, how to put it on a USB stick? In addition, Windows should install itself from the stick…
winusb did the job. Its usage is clear and simple:
$ winusb Warning: you should run this script as root ! Error: No install method specified ! winusb usage Install a windows ISO on an NTFS partition and edit MBR of the device winusb --install <iso path> <partition> Example: winusb win7_amd64.iso /dev/sdd1 Completely format a drive and install the ISO on it winusb --format <iso path> <device> Example: winusb win7_amd64.iso /dev/sdd Options --verbose, -v Verbose mode --help, -h Show this help message and exit --noColor Disable color
I had an empty USB stick with an NTFS partition, so I chose the “
--install” method. The preparation of the USB stick is long, it took 15 minutes. Sometimes I had the impression that it got frozen but then it continued. So don’t worry, give it some time to finish.
Tip from here.