USB boot not working to format CentOS 6.2 (64 bit) in DELL SERVER?
am trying to install CentOS 6.2 in Dell Server 1950 (optical drive is not working). so i need to format via USB, prob here is,usb is taking as /dev/sda and HDD as /dev/sdb...when i boot to /dev/sda and continue installing, after partitioning its show "cant find the source to install" and server gets restarted.
i use the following usb loader :
5. YUMI (pendrive linux)
its a long time issue i have to fix it soon.
Do NOT install CentOS 6.2 !
centos 6.2 is unsupported
Please install the Current CentOS 6.4
do you ONLY have a Microsoft windows computer to do this on
and use "dd" to put the iso on the usb
one line of typing and then wait
Hello John VV ,
i tried of what you described, but when i boot from USB in my server (USB loaded with centos by dd command) it not booting. keeps on struck, manually i have power off my server.
any idea to proceed further.
what exact iso image is it
mind you that cent6.2 is dead and unsupported
or the net install image
[b]or preferred for a server -- no gui
you did reformat the usb to remove the ntfs partition on it ? right
leave it as a blank unformatted usb thumb drive
plugit into a the computer that has the iso image on it
run "fdisk -l" to get it's correct mount point ( i have many usb ports but the two on top of the computer are "/dev/sdg and "/dev/sdh")
the normal port i use is sdh
so i would use ( with the cent iso in my home folder )
remember your terminal session needs to be in the same folder the image is , or use the full path to the image
If you make a USB flash drive using RMPrepUSB and install grub4dos, you can use this menu.lst
map /CentOS-6.4-x86_64-minimal.iso (0xff)
partnew (hd0,3) 0 /CentOS-6.4-x86_64-minimal.iso
Note that this destroys the 4th primary partition entry on the boot device so it may not be suitable for use on a hard disk with multiple partitions.
Once it boots, select Hard Disk and \dev\sda4 (or sdb4) and it should boot OK.
If you make an Easy2Boot flash drive, most linux ISOs will just work - just copy them onto the stick.
DiskImager may work as it worked for me for Fedora.
'dd' command works fine.what i did was i didn't unmount the device before running the dd command. now everything is fine.
thank you so much for your valuable time
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