[CentOS] install from USB thumdrive

Filipe Brandenburger filbranden at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 22:03:28 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
> Is there a procedure to use an 8GIG thumbdrive to copy the centos 5.2 dvd
> contents to the thumbdrive then run isolinux (or something like it) and be able to
> use the thumbdrive as the install media?

Look for a file named usbkey.txt on your syslinux RPM. It has
instructions on how to make a bootable USB key.

Basically you have to use "mkdiskimage" to format the USB with a
special geometry, you have to use partition number 4, copy your
contents there, and then run "syslinux" to create the boot sector.


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