[CentOS] Re: isolinux on a pendrive from disk 1

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Thu Jun 5 20:09:57 UTC 2008

Jerry Geis wrote:

> Jerry Geis wrote: 
> 	Jerry Geis wrote: 
> 			Jerry Geis wrote:
> 			> Hi
> 			> 
> 			> I just grabbed an 8gig thumb drive, took disk 1 centos 4 i386,
> 			> copied the isolinux directory files to my thumbdrive, then ran syslinux 
> 			> -sf /dev/sdc1
> 			> on the device plugged it into my laptop  and it does not boot.
> 			> 
> 			> Is there a step(s) I am missing to get a bootable thumbdrive with centos?
> 			I think you also need to add a boot sector to the drive. On my 64-bit system:
> 				#dd if=/usr/lib64/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sdc
> 		After doing your suggestion I get 
> 		same thing it just sets there with a blinking cursor.
> 		Jerry
> 	I took an older 512MEG usb instead of my 8 GIG one,
> 	did the exact same steps and I get
> 	Could not find boot image: linux
> 	I copied all files what is missing?
> 	Jerry
> Interesting on the 512M device I copied the vmlzi586 to linux 
> and it starts to boot.... great...
> Now how do I get the 8GIG part to boot?

Is there a valid MBR on the flash device?


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