[CentOS] laptop editing

Fri Mar 17 17:10:47 UTC 2017
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Thu, 16 Mar 2017, John R Pierce wrote:

> DD the CentOS ISO onto a USB stick.   boot from USB, format HD with anaconda, 
> install as desired, done.

More or less the answer I was hoping for.
My recollection had been that even when possible,
booting from USB involved black magic.
This helped:
Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk>
> Some do, some don't. They all come with USB ports though.
>   https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey

I have a bunch of SD cards and a interface.

This should work:
download CentOS iso
dd it to an SD card through USB interface (as the entire volume, not to a file)
plug in SD card to USB port on laptop
turn on laptop
hit <escape>/<delete>/<F666>/<whatever> to get to BIOS
tell BIOS to boot from USB
follow instructions


Will it still work if it has UEFI?

Michael hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu
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goat to your SCSI chain now and then."   --   John Woods 

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