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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:24 PM

I recently created a Storage Partition so that I could just Image my Windows OS and have the Storage Separate.  Now I have my Linux iso's on the storage partition, but it takes a really long time to Create Linux Live USB's from there.  This really grinds my gears, and makes trying out new linux distro's miserable for me.  The last one took 45min to create from there.  Takes like 8min I think from the C Drive.  Would someone get me straightened out so that I can get on with some distro hopping?

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:16 PM

Is your storage on an external drive?



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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:32 PM

No, same drive Paul, right next to the C Drive.


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 01:53 AM

No, same drive Paul, right next to the C Drive.

That's odd.If you are just trying to burn an .iso to a USB stick,it shouldn't make any difference where the .iso is stored. I'll have to think on that one.

You could try just installing the distros on an external drive. I used to use and old laptop drive in an enclosure. Just did it like a multi-boot system.



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:38 AM

C Drive?

What operating system are you using?

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 06:41 AM

Mm. That's odd indeed, Punk.

 

Like Paul, I don't understand that one either. If your storage partition is on the same drive as your C: drive, it should make no difference whatsoever. The only thing I can think of that might conceivably make a difference would be the file-system in use, but I don't see it making that big a difference...

 

 

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:13 AM

C Drive?

What operating system are you using?

Windows 7 is my Main PC as of now, so would really like to be able to do this from here.  Otherwise will need to use one of my laptops every time.  I was trying to make this more efficient for me.

 

I'll give it another shot, though I have tried it three times now.  The Third time I moved the USB Creator Software to the same Storage Partition as the iso's in an attempt to fix this, wich was UUI, Universal USB Installer.

 

@Mike, at least I'm not crazy LOL.  I was thinking there should be no problem with this simple operation.  The File System is of course NTFS.


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:29 PM

I would think your USB Creator Software should be on your C Drive, since all programs normally operate from there.?



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 01:54 PM

Windows 7 is my Main PC as of now, so would really like to be able to do this from here.  Otherwise will need to use one of my laptops every time.  I was trying to make this more efficient for me.
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The problem is more likely to relate to Windows in that case, if that's the operating system that's being used to create the live USBs, so I'll move this topic to the Windows 7 forum.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:03 PM

Does ' right next to the C Drive' mean on the same physical HDD as the OS or on a separate HDD?


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:12 PM

Does ' right next to the C Drive' mean on the same physical HDD as the OS or on a separate HDD?

I believe that PCpunk means a separate partition on the same physical drive.Correct me if I am wrong PC!



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:18 PM

PC- why don't you just burn your .iso's to a DVD. That way you can just pop one in whenever you want. 



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:35 PM

I assume this is a HDD ....not a SSD....?

 

Did win 7 assign a drive letter to the new partition ?


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:04 AM

This is a simple HDD with System Reserved and C Drive, then my Storage E Drive to the right of the C Drive, and one other Unallocated Partition at the end.  I have been using DVD's somewhat Paul, but the USB is the ticket for distro hopping.

 

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:56 PM

Have you tried just dragging the .iso directly onto the USB drive?






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