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Old 12-14-2010, 05:38 PM
Keith Roberts
Default how to install CentOS onto a USB flash drive from Windows?

On Tue, 14 Dec 2010, John Doe wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos@centos.org>
> From: John Doe <jdmls@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] how to install CentOS onto a USB flash drive from
> Windows?
> From: Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@SoftDux.com>
>> Can anyone please point me to a link with instructions on how to
>> install CentOS 5 onto a USB flash drive, preferably from Windows?
>> I would like to create a full running CentOS installation (with
>> minimal packages obviously) that runs off a USB flash drive, and I
>> don't have a Linux machine to use for this installation right now.
> Why not just boot from the CentOS DVD and do a normal install on the USB drive?
> But watch out not to "burn out" you USB drive (limited number of writes).

Not tried that yet, but when using a USB drive for doing a
kickstart installation, the USB drive is recognised by
anaconda as sda1, and offered as an installation option in
the partitioner dialogue.

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts

In theory, theory and practice are the same;
in practice they are not.

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