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Old 03-19-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
Guttorm
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Install Lenny from a usb memory strick problem.


Hello

Today I installed Lenny on a new server. The server didn't have any CD-Rom, so I tried putting the net install on a memory stick using unetbootin. The install went fine, but the problem was that the memory stick became sda and two SATA disks in the server became sdb and sdc.

When I then tried to remove the stick, the SATA disks became sda and sdb, and it would not boot, because it had written the MBR on the stick.

It hurried a little bit, so I had to take out a CD player from another computer, and connect it inside the server to get Lenny installed.

But it would be cool if it was possible to install with the stick. And no more waste of CD-Rom players that will be used only once. Is there perhaps some option I can use with the install that will solve this?
 
Old 03-19-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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you can boot netbootcd off usb and it can net-install alot
http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/

netbootcd boots into ram, so nothing will be mounted....
 
  


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