A bright idea...
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 :-)
> 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!
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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