How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

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How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby sayres » 2012/05/19 13:43:19

Hello .
I want install Centos 6 from USB, but I can't :-?
I According to this guide :
http://thenubbyadmin.com/2012/05/04/how ... usb-drive/
I could not do this.
when I do boot the labtop by this usb, it appear this error :
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Operation system not found


How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6 USB Drive??
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Re: How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby sayres » 2012/05/19 16:48:02

plz help me :-(
very important for me :-?
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How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby pschaff » 2012/05/19 17:46:15

Please review Readme First:
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Are you sure the BIOS is set to boot from the USB drive? Have you read http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey ?
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Re: How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby sayres » 2012/05/19 17:54:15

Sorry

I According to this guide :
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
I could not do this.
this apear same error?????
I'm tired
:-(
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Re: How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby pschaff » 2012/05/20 15:26:25

Three possibilities I can think of:

1. BIOS settings or lack of capability to boot from USB media.
2. Bad USB media or controller.
3. Pilot error - failure to correctly follow the procedure.
3a. Partition not bootable.
3b. Did not correctly write the boot loader.
3c. Defective syslinux version.
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Re: How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby nibgun » 2012/05/20 17:43:54

I believe you could use Fedora LiveUSB Creator for this sort of task (there's a Windows version). You just need to download the CentOS's LiveCD iso image.

https://fedorahosted.org/liveusb-creator/
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Re: How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby pschaff » 2012/05/20 17:58:18

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

Your suggestion may work, and might be a good test of an independent method for creating bootable media, but rather misses the point of how to create bootable installation media. On the other hand, the LiveCD/LiveDVD images can be installed to disk, so that may be useful; although the flexibility available with true installation media will not be available.

Thanks for posting.
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Re: How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby siungaku » 2012/05/20 21:20:22

Hi. i had the same problem. if you want to make live usb under windows you can use LiLi USB Creator. it works 100% and it's free. any other method did not work for me
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Re: How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby pschaff » 2012/05/21 15:16:46

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

Thanks for your comment, but there has been no previous mention of Windows as the platform for USB creation in the thread.
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Re: How to Make a Bootable CentOS 6.2 USB Drive

Postby AndrewSerk » 2012/05/21 17:40:24

I have had great success with "livecd-iso-to-disk". Livecd-iso-to-disk is provided by the package "livecd-tools" and can take a install DVD and create a boot-able usb install media.

Hope this helps,
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