Bootable UBCD5 Flash Drive
If your computer supports USB boot, you could create a bootable UBCD5 flash drive instead.
The flash drive must be reformatted, so make sure to move any important data off to another location.
*** WARNING! Rufus will destroy ALL data on the flash drive! ***
To create a bootable UBCD5 flash drive:
Download Rufus here: http://rufus.akeo.ie/
Use the following parameters:
Device = verify that the correct flash drive is selected
Boot selection = Disk or ISO image
Browse to your ubcd5.iso file, and click Open
Partition scheme = MBR
Target system = BIOS (or UEFI-CSM)
Volume label = You can keep the current label or rename the drive
File system = FAT32
Cluster size = 16 kilobytes (Default)
Click the Start button
*** WARNING #2! Rufus will destroy ALL data on the flash drive! ***
*Rufus will now write UBCD5 to your flash drive*
Remove MBR from USB flash drive using DiskPart
Remove MBR from USB flash drive using Windows
If you have a USB flash drive that was previously set up as bootable, but you want to make it non-bootable again:
*** Disconnect all USB drives except for the flash drive you are modifying ***
*** Backup your flash drive data first! ***
Open an Elevated command prompt
Type list disk
Determine which Disk # is your flash drive (Ex. Disk 1)
Type select disk # (where # is the disk number of your flash drive)
Type list partition
Determine which Partition # is the boot partition (Usually the bigger one, Ex. Partition 0)
Type select partition # (where # is the partition number of your flash drive)
You should see "DiskPart marked the current partition as inactive"
Type exit to close DiskPart
Type exit to close the command prompt
How to Copy Files with Parted Magic
* IMPORTANT! Plug in your destination USB HDD or flash drive BEFORE booting UBCD5 *
* If you plugged in your destination drive after boot, see the "Mounting Drives" section below *
Boot from the UBCD5 disc or flash drive
Use the arrow keys to choose "Parted Magic" and press Enter
Choose "1. Default settings" and press Enter (or just wait for Automatic boot)
At the Desktop, click Cancel for the "Parted Magic Timezone"
Double-click "File Manager"
The drives will be shown in the left-hand column
* If you are unfamiliar with Linux drive letters, go to the "Drive Letters in Linux" section below *
Click on the "source" drive (a new drive tab will open)
Right-click on the files you want to copy, and click "Copy"
Click on the "destination" drive (another new drive tab will open)
Right-click in the destination drive area, and click "Paste"
Repeat as necessary
When you are done copying data, close File Manager
Click the "Start Menu" button (bottom left corner)
Click "Turn Off Computer"
Drive Letters in Linux:
Linux does not use drive letters like C: or D:
sda is the first physical drive (probably your C: drive)
sda1 is the first partition on the first physical drive
*There may be multiple partitions on the drive, so identify them by capacity
sdb is the second physical drive (probably your USB HDD or flash drive)
sdb1 is the first partition on the second physical drive
If you plugged in a USB HDD or flash drive after booting UBCD5, it will NOT be automatically mounted.
You must manually mount the drive before File Manager can see it.
Click the "Parted Magic Mount" button (next to the "Start Menu" button)
Identify the drive you want to mount (Ex. /dev/sdb1)
Leave "Read-only" UNCHECKED
Click the "Mount" button
The drive should now be visible in File Manager
For more info about copying files with Parted Magic: https://fixit.litten.com/linuxfilecopy.html