Easy way to create a bootable USB stick

Universal USB Installer can easily create bootable USB sticks. It allows you to choose from a large selection of Linux distributions.

I discovered this tool as I needed to create a DBAN (Darik’s boot and Nuke) bootable usb. It can also create many types of rescue boot cds. It’s worth checking out.

Rufus is another great tool that can create a bootable usb from an ISO and also create bootable DOS usb’s easily.

2012 R2 VM on 2008 R2 Server

This may be old news however it’s a good reminder. If you are running Hyper-V on 2008 R2 server and have a 2012 R2 VM server you may notice the VM stops responding and also receive STOP errors.

Read the following MS KB to find the update.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2744129 

What’s the cause? The issue occurs because the Hypervisor does not handle the one-shot synthetic timer correctly.