[CentOS] CentOS-5.5 Live CD & netinstall

Sat Apr 9 01:17:24 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/8/11 7:12 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> I did try the dd method again, but it didn't work for me.
>> I still don't understand what is going wrong for you.  I just went
>> through these motions:
>>    download the bootdisk.img file from:
>> http://mirror.highspeedweb.net/CentOS/5.5/os/i386/images/
>> then
>>    dd if=bootdisk.img of=/dev/sdb
>> to a 64M USB key.
>> (the only quirk here was that my ubuntu laptop automounted the usb key
>> when I inserted it so I had to 'umount /dev/sdb' first)
>>    and then 'reboot'
> Thanks, it did work this time when I got the file from the above site
> (given that it is diskboot.img not bootdisk.img).
> The only difference I can see is that previously I took the file
> from the CentOS 64-bit DVD ISO (loop-mounted).

It really should have been that simple in the first place - you could have 
installed from the first CD set you downloaded in a few minutes.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com