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Old 12-29-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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installation of rhel 5 from usb displays "can not find iso file" for installation

i have created rhel 5.4 iso by using an iso creater in windows 7 from rhel 5.4 OS DVD.
then i followed the procedure to create USB installer

created a partition on USB using fdisk command with vfat file syatem.
# mkfs.vfat .dev/sdb1 and mounted USB under /mnt/usb
# cp rhel-5.4.iso /mnt/usb and other files.
# syslinux /dev/sdb1
# mv isolinux.cfg syslinux.cfg
# grub also installed

But on installation from USB it displays " disk driver image find on multiple devices or multiple partitions" on selecting any device or partition it displays " installation aborted and safe to reboot"

Please give procedure to create USB for installation as DVD and installation method as like as DVD

Old 12-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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First off RHEL 5.4 is VERY old .The current in the old 5 series is RHEL 5.8 ( 5.9 is in testing)
And the current release is RHEL 6.3

Also RHEL is not really a free operating system.
You MUST buy a "support contract / License"
for the desktop license it is from $49 to $299 PER YEAR
basically if you do not buy the license you do not install software


Install one of the FREE rebuilds
-- for the rather old 5
CentOS5.8 -- might NOT install on new hardware ( to old )
ScientificLinux 5.8 -- might NOT install on new hardware ( to old )

--- the current --
CentOS 6.3
ScientificLinux 6.3

for installing by a usb thumb|%28install%29

also see

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