[CentOS] Install CentOS directly from usb drive?

J. Jefferson Gray jeffg at surfmerchants.com
Fri Apr 3 20:02:51 UTC 2009


Try using unetbootin.

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Cheers

J.

Neil Aggarwal wrote:
> Tosh:
>
>   
>> 1) make the first partition active
>> 	fdisk /dev/sd[c]1 then a, 1 and w to write and quit
>>     
>
> I did this.
>
>   
>> 2) format the usb stick with fat or ext3
>>     
>
> I formatted it using mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdc1
>
>   
>> 	(b) ext3 : you will need to use extlinux work on the stick
>> 		extlinux /dev/sd[c]1
>>     
>
> I mounted the drive and did
> extlinux /media/disk
>
>   
>> 4) I extract the isolinux folder from the dvd iso
>>     
>
> I copied all the files from 
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/x86_64/isolinux/
> to the root directory of the usb drive.
>
>   
>> 5) rename all isolinux to (a) syslinux - (b) extlinux
>>     
>
> I renamed the isolinux.bin to extlinux.bin
> and isolinux.cfg to extlinux.cfg
>
>   
>> 6) copy the dvd/cd iso(s) to your stick
>>     
>
> I copied the iso to the root directory of the usb drive.
>
>   
>> 7) normally you should get the same boot loader as when you 
>> would pop in 
>> the cd/dvd, centos install will start loading necessary 
>> drivers and then 
>> you will have to chose hard disk install and point to the drive where 
>> your dvd/cd iso(s) are
>>     
>
> I tried to boot off the usb drive and I get a message that
> it could not boot the operating system.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> 	Neil
>
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