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"I'm looking for a bootable USB drive partition manager which will be able to resize partitions." This is common problem related to partition manager in the forums. This article will guide you to create a bootable USB drive partition manager.
EaseUS Partition Master is a best partition manager for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows systems. It can perform basic and advanced partition operations on your hard drive without data loss, including: resize and move partitions, copy partition, copy disk, copy dynamic volume, convert partition, split partition, merge partitions, etc. Moreover, EaseUS Partition Master can extend NTFS system partition without reboot and be booted from USB drive to manage your hard drive partitions.
1. Download and launch EaseUS Partition Master.
2. Select "Tool" from the menu and select "Create WinPE bootable disk"
3. Select USB drive and then start to create bootable disk of EaseUS Partition Master.
UNetbootin (it was created and written by Geza Kovacs) allows you to create bootable Live USB drives (a USB flash drive or a USB external hard disk drive) for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD/DVD. Or it can make a "frugal install" on your local hard disk if you don't have a USB drive. It can load distributions by automatically downloading their ISO (CD image) files, or by using existing ISO files, floppy/hard disk images, or kernel/initrd files, for installing other distributions.
1. Download UNetbootin software and install it.
2. Connect USB drive to the computer.
3. Create a directory in the USB drive: \boot\grub.
4. Download menu.lst file and grldr file.
5. Copy menu.lst file to the USB drive at \boot\grub and copy grldr file to the root of the USB drive.
6. Download EaseUS Partition Master and install it.
7. Launch UNetbootin.
8. Select disk image (EaseUS Partition Master ISO file is in the bin folder of installation directory).
9. Specify your target USB drive under "Drive:".
10. After clicking OK, wait until the ISO is extracted to your USB drive; once done, you will have a bootable USB drive.
11. Finally, after UNetbootin installs the bootloader onto your USB drive, you will be asked to reboot, as shown below. Reboot. You should now be able to boot and install Mint from your live USB drive. However, at first, you may need to specify to boot from the USB drive in the boot order of your BIOS, which can usually be accessed by pressing Esc/F1/F2/F12/Del or another key combination which is usually displayed as Boot Devices or BIOS Setup as your computer starts up.
After completing the above steps, you have created a bootable USB drive with EaseUS Partition Master successfully. And then, you can boot EaseUS Partition Master from USB drive to manage your hard drive partitions.