[CentOS-docs] Correction to HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey

Phil Schaffner

Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Sat May 12 15:31:05 UTC 2012

Yves Bellefeuille wrote on 05/11/2012 11:18 PM:
> At number 14, the example partition should be /dev/sda1, not /dev/sda2,
> and "whatever device corresponds to the second USB partition" should be
> "the first USB partition".

I got confused between the installation boot and the ISO image devices.

> In fact, I think that the USB key will probably be /dev/sdb, not
> /dev/sda, but you do specify that the user should choose the first
> partition on the USB key, so the user can decide what's appropriate.

I know in at least some of my tests it was /dev/sda but probably depends 
on the BIOS - need to test again with the updates.

> At number 15, I think I made a mistake. The BIOS*may*  think that the
> USB key is the first drive, but not necessarily. I think that this
> depends on whether the user uses Grub or not. In any event, I suggest
> "the BIOS may think that the USB key is the first drive", and "the user
> may have to change the order of the hard drives".
> As I said, this is my mistake. Sorry

I tried to clarify.  See how it reads now.

> At number 16, the example drive for the "mount" command should be the
> same as the one mentioned at number 14, so if number 14 refers to
> /dev/sda1, then number 16 should say "mount -t ext3 /dev/sda2
> /mnt/isodir" (rather then /dev/sdb2).

I should have caught that.

Anybody know where to find the bug mentioned in #7?  I can't seem to 
turn it up.  Maybe after another cup of coffee. :-)

Thanks again,

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