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:
- Make sure ISO file is in the same folder where ISOtoUSB.exe
- Launch ISOtoUSB.exe utility with Administrator's rights
- Select a proper USB disk from the list of detected disks
- Click Start button
- Under Linux OS:
- Make sure ISO file is in the same folder where ISOtoUSB
- Launch ISOtoUSB utility under sudo account
- Select a proper USB disk from the list of detected disks and press Enter
- Confirm disk formatting by pressing Y
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.
If you use older versions of Windows (XP and earlier) you can burn ISO to a disk using our free Active@ ISO Burner utility.