[CentOS] Install CentOS directly from usb drive?
neil at JAMMConsulting.com
Fri Apr 3 19:32:56 UTC 2009
> 1) make the first partition active
> fdisk /dev/sd[c]1 then a, 1 and w to write and quit
I did this.
> 2) format the usb stick with fat or ext3
I formatted it using mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdc1
> (b) ext3 : you will need to use extlinux work on the stick
> extlinux /dev/sd[c]1
I mounted the drive and did
> 4) I extract the isolinux folder from the dvd iso
I copied all the files from
to the root directory of the usb drive.
> 5) rename all isolinux to (a) syslinux - (b) extlinux
I renamed the isolinux.bin to extlinux.bin
and isolinux.cfg to extlinux.cfg
> 6) copy the dvd/cd iso(s) to your stick
I copied the iso to the root directory of the usb drive.
> 7) normally you should get the same boot loader as when you
> would pop in
> the cd/dvd, centos install will start loading necessary
> drivers and then
> you will have to chose hard disk install and point to the drive where
> your dvd/cd iso(s) are
I tried to boot off the usb drive and I get a message that
it could not boot the operating system.
Neil Aggarwal, (832)245-7314, www.JAMMConsulting.com
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