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[JDSS] UEFI / BIOS [legacy/CSM] USB stick preparation procedure

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Last updated: 14 Apr, 2020

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UEFI / BIOS [legacy/CSM] USB stick preparation procedure


Please follow the steps below to create your UEFI/BIOS legacy stick:

1. Insert USB stick into the Windows machine's USB port

2. Open the command prompt with administrator privileges and execute commands:


diskpart is a command-line utility for disk management

3. Next, enter the following commands:

list disk

Table with disks present in the system will be displayed.

4. Check which number has a disk that is prepared as DSS boot medium, supply this number to the following command (in place of X):

select disk X

5. Next clean this device and exit the utility by executing each of the following commands



6. Using disk management - Windows graphical utility for managing disks, create a FAT32 partition on DSS boot medium and format it.

In order to open disk management right click on start menu button and select disk management option

7. Using file manager copy contents of the ISO to the boot medium.

8. On the boot medium enter the "boot" directory, right-click on bootinst.exe and select "Run as Administrator"

9. Follow instructions that appear on the screen (press enter two times)

10. Safely remove/eject the DSS boot medium.

Your USB stick is now ready to boot Jovian DSS in UEFI and BIOS mode to run either the live version or the installer.

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Article ID: 3081
Last updated: 14 Apr, 2020
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Posted: 08 Jul, 2019 by Kowalski .
Updated: 14 Apr, 2020 by Rybak M.
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