[CentOS-docs] Correction to HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey

Alan Bartlett

ajb at elrepo.org
Wed May 2 02:53:31 UTC 2012

On 2 May 2012 03:07, Yves Bellefeuille <yan at storm.ca> wrote:
> There are a few more points that should be added. They should all appear
> after the end of the current list.
> During the installation process, the user is asked "What type of media
> contains the installation image?" The user should select the first
> partition on the USB key, which usually appears in the menu under "Hard
> drive", then "/dev/sdb1".
> After partitioning, the user is asked whether to install the Grub boot
> loader and where to install it. After booting from the USB key, the BIOS
> thinks that the USB key is the first drive. To install the Grub boot
> loader on the hard drive, which is the usual case, the user must change
> the order of the hard drives using the Grub installation options.
> After the Grub installation options, the following error message
> appears: "Missing ISO 9660 image: The installer has tried to mount image
> #1, but cannot find it on the hard drive". The installation program is
> looking for the ISO file on the first partition of the USB key, but it's
> on the second partition. The user should go to a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F2),
> unmount the first partition of the USB key ("umount /mnt/isodir"), mount
> the second partition ("mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb2 /mnt/isodir"), return to
> the installation program (Ctrl-Alt-F6) and choose "Retry".
> (Unmounting /dev/sdb1 doesn't interfere with the installation process. I
> tried creating a link from /dev/sdb1 to the ISO image, but that didn't
> work, because /dev/sdb1 contains a VFAT or FAT32 flle system which
> doesn't support links.)

As that is more that a couple of simple tweaks, I think it would be
best for me to "wave" in the general direction of the page's original
author -- Phil Schaffner -- to draw his attention to your suggestion
and thus allow him to merge it in.

Thank you for the suggestions.


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