A bright idea...

Phil Meyer pmeyer at themeyerfarm.com
Sat Jun 23 00:20:00 UTC 2007

Karl Larsen wrote:
>    Why not buy a 4 GB Flash USB device for around $50.00 and load F7 
> on that and then plug it into the USB port of the computer to upgrade 
> and away you go. Cheaper than a DVD drive with a USB port :-)
> Karl

Yup.  My normal mode of operations.  I carry around a 4GB USB thumb 
drive with two partitions:  1 = boot ; 2 = FAT32 with a custom (pungi 
rocks!) DVD image on it.

So last week-end my son asks me to build him a media server.  I travel 
to his place because I want to see my grand babies.  No sweat.  I pop 
out my thumb drive -- hmmm... won't boot usb.  OK -- hmmm... can't burn 
a DVD for him, he doesn't have a DVD in that system.  OK, mount the DVD 
image on my laptop and burn the diskboot.iso to a CDR.  Plug in the USB 
to his system, boot the bootable CD and proceed to load from the USB 
stick via my custom kickstart scripts.


The moral of the story?

Not all systems will boot from USB, and not all systems have DVD 
players. :)  Keep a CDR in your laptop bag.

Have Fun!

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