4.1 Bootable Disk Creation

Boot Disk is a tiny bootable Linux (Console) on CD, DVD, Blu-ray or USB mass storage device that you may use to start a machine and destroy all data on the hard drives, or wipe out unused space.

To prepare a bootable CD, DVD, Blu-ray disc media:

Burn a supplied bootable ISO image file (KillDisk.iso) to a blank CD, DVD, Blu-ray disc using any tools provided by the operating system. For example, in Windows OS (Vista and later versions) you just double-click ISO file to launch built-in ISO burner and then click Burn button to start burning. On Linux (KDE) you can use, for example, K3B Burn Image tool.

To prepare a bootable USB Disk:
  • Under Windows OS:
    1. Make sure ISO file is in the same folder where ISOtoUSB.exe
    2. Launch ISOtoUSB.exe utility with Administrator's rights
    3. Select a proper USB disk from the list of detected disks
    4. Click Start button
  • Under Linux OS:
    1. Make sure ISO file is in the same folder where ISOtoUSB
    2. Launch ISOtoUSB utility under sudo account
    3. Select a proper USB disk from the list of detected disks and press Enter
    4. Confirm disk formatting by pressing Y
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All existing data on USB Disk you selected will be lost, USB disk will be formatted and ISO image file will be written to a first bootable partition. Another partition of type FAT32 will be also created for all available space and you can use it later on for your data storage.

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If you use older versions of Windows (XP and earlier) you can burn ISO to a disk using our free Active@ ISO Burner utility.

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