Create a bootable USB repair stick?
August 23, 2015 9:52 AM   Subscribe

Fixing a computer for a church friend. I'd like to easily create a bootable usb stick from my other computers... windows and mac... but everything I've read makes it seem like a daunting process. Is there a utility out there to easily burn a rescue usb stick ? thanks.
posted by toastchee to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
For Mac OSX you can use DiskmakerX

If you want a fully operational bootable back-up you can either use Disk Utility or SuperDuper. Only problem is the space needed on the USB stick...
posted by Mac-Expert at 10:04 AM on August 23, 2015

Unetbootin is your huckleberry.
posted by ernielundquist at 11:10 AM on August 23, 2015 [4 favorites]

Diskwarrior will create a bootable troubleshooting USB stick for Macs.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:43 AM on August 23, 2015

Seconding Unetbootin.
posted by intermod at 11:49 AM on August 23, 2015

you might need to modify the BIOS to boot to a USB drive
posted by ohshenandoah at 8:41 PM on August 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

I make bootable drives on Mac using Carbon Copy Cloner.
posted by slogger at 6:32 AM on August 24, 2015

Just used unetbootin. So far, so good. Thank you.
posted by theora55 at 9:42 AM on August 24, 2015

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