Boot Express-CD from USB
Nowadays it is more comfortable to install with a usb-key instead of burning a CD. Doing so with the existing Express-CD ISO-file is quite easy with the syslinux tool "isohybrid":
This tool makes it possible to boot the same ISO file from CD, DVD or hard drive akin devices like USB keys. Converting an existing ISO takes less than a second.
Afterwards the ISO can simply be dumped to a USB key with dd or an easy GUI like:
I've successfully done that with the current Amahi-5.4-Express-2.6-Beta-i386.iso and the new Fedora 13 one, both are troublefree recognized as abootable USB key by the BIOS.PROBLEMS:
- the path to the kickstart file (advanced.cfg) contains "cdrom://", which doesn't work for an USB key
- the file install.img for the anaconda installer is not automatically found
- anaconda fails because of missing another file...
So the problem are hard coded paths which are only available with a CD/DVD
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