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Old 04-30-2010, 03:39 PM
Phil Schaffner
 
Default USB Key Setup

Marcus Moeller wrote on 04/30/2010 02:45 AM:
> Dear Phil.
>
>> Thanks for the feedback. Will have a look when I get time, which may not be
>> soon with 5.5 QA heating up. I was actually thinking about depreciating
>> that procedure and recommending UNetbootin which is a lot simpler to use. I
>> created a RHEL6 Beta bootable USB flash device on an 8GB stick using it
>> under 5.4, and it does start the boot, but the only system I have handy to
>> test on at the moment will not finish booting the installer as it complains
>> about the CPU not supporting PAE.
>>
>> http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
>>
>> Have you tried it? What do you think?
>
> I think it is good to describe the manual procedure, to let people
> know how it works in the background. Btw. I would prefer extlinux over
> syslinux to avoid the need of a fat partition.
>
> unetbootin (nor the manual procedure) works on RHEL 6 or on Fedora 13
> due to an anaconda bug:
>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=568343
>
> Hopefully this will be fixed, soon.
>
> Best Regards
> Marcus

Marcus,

OK - will look at it when time permits. Meanwhile, lets take this on
the centos-docs list.

Thanks,
Phil
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:52 PM
Scott Robbins
 
Default USB Key Setup

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 11:39:44AM -0400, Phil Schaffner wrote:
> Marcus Moeller wrote on 04/30/2010 02:45 AM:
> > Dear Phil.
> >
> >> I was actually thinking about depreciating
> >> that procedure and recommending UNetbootin which is a lot simpler to use.

What I have found with Unetbootin and RH systems, e.g., Fedora and
CentOS.

Assuming one puts an ISO on it, as opposed to selecting the top part of
the menu and downloading, (which I haven't tried), it should boot.
However, after a certain point, I think after creating partitions, it
dies, saying it can't find the installation media--that is probably with
Fedora, with CentOS, I think it didn't even get that far, saying it
couldn't find the installer image, even when pointed to the correct
directoy. Like so much else these days, seems aimed mostly at Ubuntu
systems.

However, one can click the back button, choose a network (e.g. NFS or
even http installation), and then put in said NFS server or URL. (Or use
hard disk, if the iso is on another partition on the hard disk.)

So, in my experience at least, not sure how good a choice Unetbootin is,
save for network installations.


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Old 04-30-2010, 06:02 PM
Marcus Moeller
 
Default USB Key Setup

Dear Scott.

>
> Assuming one puts an ISO on it, as opposed to selecting the top part of
> the menu and downloading, (which I haven't tried), it should boot.
> However, after a certain point, I think after creating partitions, it
> dies, saying it can't find the installation media--that is probably with
> Fedora, with CentOS, I think it didn't even get that far, saying it
> couldn't find the installer image, even when pointed to the correct
> directoy. *Like so much else these days, seems aimed mostly at Ubuntu
> systems.
>
> However, one can click the back button, choose a network (e.g. NFS or
> even http installation), and then put in said NFS server or URL. (Or use
> hard disk, if the iso is on another partition on the hard disk.)
>
> So, in my experience at least, not sure how good a choice Unetbootin is,
> save for network installations.

It's a known bug:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=568343

hopefully it will be fixed for RHEL6

Best Regards
Marcus
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