My "main" (very patient) advisor in my installation efforts had to log off, and I'll be waiting for his feedback to proceed. However, I wanted to get a quick consensus regarding my attempt to setup the usbboot.img to be ready for an external network installation (once he explained that I didn't have to depend on my
network [I know... it shoulda been a no-brainer, but networks just aren't my forte :/ ], it was pretty easy to convince me of it being better than my fully-USB install idea).
Anyway, 'dd' did not work according to plan (or instructions)... So, I decided to try to use unetbootin
, instead. I only guessed that it might work, since I was told to use the program for unpacking the actual ISO, not the boot image by itself...
Alien Bob's Instructions:
>> Open a DOS box (i.e. get a command prompt) by running
Run the following command at the prompt:
dd if=d:\usb-and-pxe-installers\usbboot.img of=\\.\u:
'dd' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
(Attempted with dd located on Desktop and on USB drive).
Alternative, possible (I hope!) solution:
Located usbboot.img on flash drive by unetbootin and ran as if I were unpacking the ISO. It proceeded to create:
Will this work for what I need, if going with an external network installation?