I'm currently running linux mint but want to install windows and run dual boot. But having difficulties create a bootable usb.

What I did:

  1. format usb to NTFS (also tried FAT32)

  2. burn iso to usb with dd from this anwser

  3. reboot and go to BIOS disable boot from mint

  4. reboot

Black screen display insert bootable media even I have my usb inserted, can someone let me know what did I missed? Thank you!

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  • what are you trying to do?
    – jsotola
    Commented Apr 4, 2020 at 1:07
  • install windows OS from usb.
    – Mengo
    Commented Apr 4, 2020 at 1:10

2 Answers 2


I use a program call WOEUSB. It's a Linux based gui for doing exactly what you want. Here's the Link https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB


What worked for me is first getting a Windows ISO with UEFI. Then when formatting the drive, make sure to use Partition Scheme GPT. This link also helped:


Good luck.

  • I used GParted to format to ntfs and finally worked!
    – Mengo
    Commented Apr 5, 2020 at 22:30

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