A bright idea...

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sat Jun 23 00:38:41 UTC 2007

Phil Meyer wrote:
> 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.
> Whew!
> 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!
Hi Phil, I enjoyed your story. But I lost the part where you made a 
cd-rom and booted with that and then connected to the USB memory. I like 
the story but do not understand.


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