[CentOS] CentOS-5.5 Live CD & netinstall

Fri Apr 8 18:35:52 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/8/2011 1:22 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> USB disks _can_ have partitions (obviously, since you can stick about
>> any drive into a usb adapter), but small ones typically don't and you
>> don't need them to boot.  The bootdisk.img layout appears to be a vfat
>> on the raw disk (no partitioning) with syslinux configure to make it boot.
> The instructions in<http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-
> US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/Installation_Guide/
> certainly advise making a partition /dev/sdb1
> with partition type b and running mkdosfs on it.
> I didn't actually run syslinux after dd-ing;
> the CentOS instructions don't say you should.

You don't need to for bootdisk.img.  It is an image of a disk that is 
already configured so I'm having a hard time thinking of anything that 
could have gone wrong in the dd to your device - unless maybe it was 
automounted at the same time.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com