[CentOS] USB Boot

Wed Aug 27 18:46:25 UTC 2014
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 8/27/2014 11:38 AM, Matt wrote:
> I noticed that the Supermicro X9SCL has a USB type-a port right on the
> motherboard.
> http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon/C202_C204/X9SCL.cfm
> Has anyone used a port like this to boot the core OS and used the
> physical drives for OpenVZ and KVM containers?  I figure a 64GB thumb
> drive would work.  Anyone done this or will a USB thumb drive not
> stand up too the load?  Seems much easier then using a SATA SSD drive
> but I imagine you still have to find a more durable USB drive.

works great with VMware ESXI, or FreeNAS... neither of those treats the 
boot device as a read/write file system.   FreeNAS does have one master 
configuration file it updates when you make configuration changes, but 
no operational data is written to it.

john r pierce                                      37N 122W
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