I created a somewhat similiar question previously, but seeing as my understanding of the topic improved drastically with the answers, I realized that I had asked the wrong question.
I am trying to create a Windows 7 USB on my 8 GB stick. I am using Fedora 19 and so far:
- UNetbootin. While this seemingly works (only if the stick is formatted to a somewhat old laptop (Dell Latitude D630). I have tried the following methods FAT32), trying to boot the stick only gives me the alternative "default" with a countdown. Its the same error described other places, such as here. I have not succeeded in finding a good alternative to try, as someone claims that formatting to NTFS would do the trick, but UNetbootin won't recognize the stick in NTFS.
- "dd". While it claims to copy 4.1 GB, and the name of the stick is automatically changed to "WINDOWS7", the "Discs"-GUI provided in Fedora claims that only 0.5GB is used, and attempting to boot leaves me with "Unable to find operating system" or "Missing operating system", something along those lines. It also looks like it changes the format to UDF.
- WinUSB. Returns error 32512.
Are there any alternative methods? Or improvements/changes upon methods I have already tried?
EDIT: I found a method that many have claimed to work:
- make one partition, format as NTFS & mark bootable
- write boot sector (ms-sys -7)
- mount and copy all the files from the iso
How do I do steps 2 and 3?