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Re: Booting from a usb key fob



You can also modify the images/diskboot.img to kickstart off your network.
just mount the file as a loop device. ie: mount -o loop diskboot.img loop_directory.
and then modify your syslinux.cfg filie.

-steve

LAWRENCE SORRILLO HAMPTONU EDU wrote:

Hi:

I am also interested in some of the stop you took to accomplish
this...especially preloading the drivers.

Thanks.

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From: kickstart-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:kickstart-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Klaus Steden
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 11:00 AM
To: Discussion list about Kickstart
Subject: Re: Booting from a usb key fob


I remember a brief discussion on this not too long ago.
I have formatted and loaded a 256 MB with the first release cdrom but
I
cannot get it to be booted from.

Can someone point me to the right location for instructions on this?

I am loading RHEL3 update6

I've successfully run kickstart from USB keys with EL4. Haven't tried
EL3, but
it was fairly straightforward ...

I made an disk image file the same way one would make a cramfs image
file,
making sure to put 'ldlinux.sys' (install the syslinux RPM on your build
machine) on it. From there, it was easy enough to just dump it to
/dev/sda (my
USB key) using 'dd'.

If EL3 makes sure to preload its drivers properly, I think the process
should
be fairly straightforward.

I can privately pass along some of the build steps I use to make it go,
if
you're interested.

Klaus

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