Easy install from usb to hard drive.

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ron_l_j
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Easy install from usb to hard drive.

Post by ron_l_j » 2011/07/08 08:57:45

By using ISO2USB for CentOS/RedHat I installed with out having to burn A single cd or dvd.
Super easy and free from source forge.
Link

http://sourceforge.net/projects/iso2usb/files/


Unplug the USB drive and take it to the machine to be installed.
Reboot the machine and choose USB boot option in the BIOS boot menu.

Choose Hard drive installation method and select /dev/sdb1 as partition that holds ISO images.
Use sda drive for installation and choose to review the partitioning layout.
In advanced bootloader options, change drive order to "sda sdb".
Proceed with the installation.

So easy it should be a tool in every admins box.
I hope I saved you some time and headaches.
,Ron
:-)

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Easy install from usb to hard drive.

Post by pschaff » 2011/07/08 21:05:29

Welcome to the CentOS fora. Please see the recommended reading for new users linked in my signature.

Thanks for the recommendation. The zip file seems to contain only a .exe file so this is presumably a Windows tool.

Added a link to the [url=http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey]How to Set Up a USB Key to Install CentOS[/url] Wiki article.

eeeple
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Re: Easy install from usb to hard drive.

Post by eeeple » 2012/07/24 12:52:45

Confirmed working with RHEL6 and CentOS 6 !
Great little tool if you only have a windows machine at hand.

CD-RW
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Re: Easy install from usb to hard drive.

Post by CD-RW » 2014/12/30 20:54:32

eeeple wrote:Confirmed working with RHEL6 and CentOS 6 !
Great little tool if you only have a windows machine at hand.
Thanks for pointing out the USB drive is /dev/sdb1 and the target HDD to install Centos to is /dev/sda - the main hard drive

I have just created a USB Flash drive installation media on a Centos 5.11 box following this guide:

http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey

Seems to be working OK so far :ugeek:

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