Rufus — utility to create a bootable usb flash drive for Windows: XP/7/8/10 operating systems. The program has a great use in many countries, thanks to the simple and convenient multilanguage interface, speed of create a bootable USB drive and multi images supporting. Rufus is absolutely free, and regular update. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc. It can be especially useful for cases where: you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.) you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed. The DMG image format is by far the most popular file container format used to distribute software on Mac OS X. Here’s how to convert a DMG file into an ISO file that can be mounted on a Windows PC. First head over to this website and grab yourself a copy of dmg2img by clicking on the win32 binary link.
The Vault can be used for many different applications including Windows, general Linux Distributions, Firewalls, Network Management Applications, and other uses. The common requirement for all of these applications is that the operating system must be installed on the Vault. The Vault is like any other computer, in that you can use a monitor and keyboard, along with an installation USB to install an operating system. This article will explain how to create a bootable USB drive for software installation.
For creating a bootable USB with Windows, Protectli recommends a tool called Rufus. The home page for Rufus is https://rufus.ie/. The Windows system requirements are listed on the Rufus homepage. For creating a bootable USB with a Mac, Protectli recommends Etcher (https://etcher.io/). please see below. Note that before the USB drive can be created, the desired installation image for the application should have been previously downloaded to the computer and, if necessary, uncompressed. Examples are below.
Create Bootable USB Drive – Windows
- Download the Rufus tool from the home page to a Windows computer
- Verify an executable file with a name of rufus-3.5 or similar is downloaded
- Select the Rufus application from Windows and verify that the main menu pops up
Rufus Main Menu
- Insert a USB drive that is large enough to hold the installation image into a USB port on the PC
- Verify that Rufus recognizes the USB drive
Rufus Detects USB Drive
- Click on the button circled below to bring up a list of installation images previously copied to the Windows PC
Rufus Select Image
Rufus will display a window on the PC. Navigate to the folder on the PC which has the desired bootable images. The desired file may not be displayed if it is not the same type as selected in the Rufus tool. In that case click on the drop down menu in the lower right corner of the window and select “All Files” to display all the files in the folder.
Rufus Select All Files
- Select the desired bootable image on the PC and verify that it is displayed in the Rufus tool at the bottom of the window
Rufus Selected Image at bottom of tool
- Press the Start button
- Verify the warning appears and select Ok
Rufus Warning Message
- Verify the installation file is copied to the USB, application status is “READY” and the green bar is complete
Rufus Ready Message
- Safely remove the USB drive from the Windows computer
Create Bootable USB Drive – OSX
- Download Etcher to an OSX computer
- Verify a DMG file is downloaded (likely to your Downloads folder)
- Double click the DMG and follow the instructions to drag the Application into your “Applications” folder
- Open Etcher
- Select the Operating System installation image that was downloaded by clicking “Select Image”
- Select the USB drive that you with to use to ‘install’ the image onto
- Click ‘Flash’ To complete the operation
- Upon completion, OSX may try to mount the disk image, but depending on the Operating system intalled, it may not be readable. At this point, be sure to choose “Eject” in order to remove the USB drive and use it for installing the operating system onto the Vault. The error “…not readable…” is not a concern.
Install Application Software onto the Vault from USB
Now that the bootable USB drive with installation of the application software has been created, the software must be loaded onto the Vault. If there is no bootable image on the internal mSATA drive of the Vault, the Vault will automatically boot to the USB and begin the installation. If there is already a bootable image on the internal mSATA drive of the Vault, you must select the USB via the boot selection screen.
- Insert the USB drive into the vault
- Boot the Vault to the boot selection menu by holding down the F11 key during power up
- Verify the Vault boots automatically from the USB or the boot source selection screen appears
- If the selection screen appears, select the USB drive as the boot source and verify that the installation begins
- Follow the installation instructions for the specific software that is being loaded onto the Vault
Boot Selection Screen
See the Protectli Knowledge Base for specific applications and instructions on how to install them.
See this link for instructions on how to enter the BIOS or Boot Selection screen at boot.
If you need additional assistance, please feel free to reach out at [email protected] You can also find more information in our Knowledge Base.
If you’re using both Windows and macOS, you’ve to deal with when mac refuses to boot. The reason behind can be from a number of things that could go wrong. This includes system failure, bad updates, power failure, hardware failure. Unless there is a hardware problem that only can be diagnosed at the apple center you can fix your Apple computer.
It is an excellent practice always to have a bootable macOS USB, which you can easily create using macOS operating system. But since we’re here, you probably can want to make bootable USB using Windows 10. Let’s be real, and there are more Windows computers compared to MAC. Fortunately, you can use a Windows computer to create a bootable USB flash drive.
In this article, we’ll help you with the instructions to create a bootable MacOS USB installation media from a Windows 10 computer. So that you can use that USB to install or reinstall (upgrade) Apple’s MacOS. You can create a macos Catalina/sierra bootable USB using this guide to fix your operating system.
Rufus Dmg File
You will need a few things before you get started. The first essential thing in it is a USB drive would be awesome if you use a USB 3.0, but you can get the work done using slow USB as well. So, in contrast, you need these following things.
- One high-quality USB flash drive with 16GB of storage.
- TransMac software.
- MacOS operating system image (DMG file).
How to Create a macos Catalina bootable usb
The guide is simple and straightforward if you follow thiese step.
Rufus Dmg Windows
Download and install TransMac on your Windows PC. It’s paid software with 15-day trial, so you can use it within the time to create a bootable MacOS USB flash drive. If you like the software and to support the developer you can buy the full version.
Plug the USB drive to your Windows computer that you’ll be using to fix your MacOS. And we are going to tell you something straightforward – backup if things stored in USB Drive.
Step 1. Open the TransMac, and select Run as administrator. If you’re using the trial version, wait 15 seconds, and click Run.
Step 2. Use your USB drive right-click on it and select format disk format this will format the USB drive so that it can be used to store the Mac OS operating system. One thing you need took care of that the USB drive needs in GPT partition in order to work on a Mac computer otherwise it won’t boot.
When it prompts select a name for your USB it doesn’t matter but just do it and click ok. If the formatting completed successfully, click OK to continue.
Step 3. Again from the left sidebar right-click on the USB drive and select restore with disk image.
Step 4. Now browse to the location where the Mac OS system image file is located and click ok to load it.
Step 5. Click Yes to create the macOS USB bootable media.
It will take a few minutes to complete the process because the Mac Operating System is larger than any other operating systems like Windows and LINUX in size. Now plug the USB drive to Mac computer in order to install, install or upgrade the operating system to the latest version of Mac OS, which can be Sierra or later.
Rufus Dmg Support
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Rufus Write Dmg
- Apple File System (APFS) volume read support.
- Open Mac APFS/HFS/HFS+ format disk drives, flash drives, CD/DVD/Blu-ray media, HD floppies, dmg, dmgpart, sparsebundle and sparseimage files.
- Copy files to Mac HFS+ disks and dmg images.
Format as HFS+ for Mac .
- Save and restore images of disks and flash drives.
- Create, compress, expand and split dmg files.
- Built in burner functionality to burn ISO and dmg files directly to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray.
- Read Mac multisession and hybrid CDs.
- View partition layout.
How to create a GPT partition on a USB flash drive
If the USB flash drive is not working using TransMac, it could be still a partition problem. In this case, you want to redo the entire process again, but this time use the following steps to use the Diskpart command-line utility on Windows to create the appropriate GPT partition.
- Open Command Prompt as an administrator. Type cmd in run dialog or open it from the start menu.
- Type the diskpart command and press Enter. This will display that is connected to your computer.
- Enter the list disk command to view all drives connected to your computer and press Enter. This command will show all of the partitions inside of a disc.
- Type the select disk command followed the number assigned for the USB flash drive (e.g., select disk 4), and press Enter. This command will select the disc partition of your choice.
- Enter the clean command and press Enter. This erases and formats the disc.
- Type the convert GPT command and press Enter. This convert master boot record to new GPT.
- Enter the create partition primary command and press Enter to complete the process.
Quickly create a macOS bootable USB on Windows
Now make bootable USB using the TransMac software (follow instructions that are given above). Now connect the USB and power on your Mac computer while holding the option key and then select the USB Flash media to run the installation.
Learn using USB on MAC (Apple support page)
Learn more about making bootable USB.