[CentOS] "dd" CentOS fist CD to USB-Pendrive? (for booting)

Mon Dec 11 21:59:16 UTC 2006
Aleksandar Milivojevic <alex at milivojevic.org>

Quoting Bill-Schoolcraft <bill at wiliweld.com>:

> Hello Family,
> I've just purchased a 1-gig Sandisk "Cruzer" pendrive for I need to have
> the full "first" iso image to reside on the drive.
> I need to have it boot as would a USB CDROM so I can initiate an NFS
> install at the (install) command prompt with:
> 	linux text askmethod
> I received this USB Flash Drive with a fat32 file system on in and was
> thinking of just taking my first CD of CentOS and doing:
> 	dd if=/dev/hdc of=/dev/sda
> I was thinking the above syntax from the days of using "dd" for floppy
> boot images to 1.44mb floppy disks.
> Any ideas on this?

It might or might not work.  Depending on how smart/dumb your BIOS is  
and/or how you configured it.  Booting off USB stick kind of thing is  
fairly non-standardized, and every single BIOS supports different ways  
of organizing the thing.

What should work is to dd the images/diskboot.img onto your pen drive.