[CentOS-docs] USB Key Setup

Phil Schaffner

Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Fri Apr 30 15:39:44 UTC 2010


Marcus Moeller wrote on 04/30/2010 02:45 AM:
> Dear Phil.
> 
>> Thanks for the feedback.  Will have a look when I get time, which may not be
>> soon with 5.5 QA heating up.  I was actually thinking about depreciating
>> that procedure and recommending UNetbootin which is a lot simpler to use.  I
>> created a RHEL6 Beta bootable USB flash device on an 8GB stick using it
>> under 5.4, and it does start the boot, but the only system I have handy to
>> test on at the moment will not finish booting the installer as it complains
>> about the CPU not supporting PAE.
>>
>> http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
>>
>> Have you tried it?  What do you think?
> 
> I think it is good to describe the manual procedure, to let people
> know how it works in the background. Btw. I would prefer extlinux over
> syslinux to avoid the need of a fat partition.
> 
> unetbootin (nor the manual procedure) works on RHEL 6 or on Fedora 13
> due to an anaconda bug:
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=568343
> 
> Hopefully this will be fixed, soon.
> 
> Best Regards
> Marcus

Marcus,

OK - will look at it when time permits.  Meanwhile, lets take this on 
the centos-docs list.

Thanks,
Phil



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