[Novalug] Red Hat /Fedora distribution from thumb drive
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Sun Nov 13 20:37:05 EST 2011
no, No, NO!
a USB thumb drive is JUST A DISK.
Treat it like one.
Partition it with fdisk.
Boot it via grub.
Heck, just rsync a linux distro from a disk, setup /etc/fstab, chroot to
the mounted system, run mkinitrd, and install grub.
Note that if you use kickstart files, the BIOS and Anaconda might differ
about what maps to sda and sdb.
On 11/12/2011 1:37 PM, jerry w wrote:
> You mean a Live CD, with or without
> persistence memory (small /home like
> between boots)?
> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Jon LaBadie<novalugml at jgcomp.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 12:05:29PM -0500, Miles D. Oliver wrote:
>>> During the talk this morning the discussion was about installations.
>>> I remembered a trick that I wanted to share about installing or upgrading a
>>> new system from a thumb drive instead of a DVD..
>>> I hate burning DVDs for installation so I use a 8GB thumb drive.
>>> Format the thumb drive and use 'syslinux', (There are both Linux and
>>> Windows versions of syslinux) to place the boot block on the thumb drive.
>> [ remaining instructions snipped ]
>> I've not searched, but is there a similar procedure to have a
>> functioning OS on a USB thumb drive?
>> Jon H. LaBadie novalugml at jgcomp.com
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