Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How-to Create a CentOS Bootable USB drive

What you need:

  • USB Drive (at least 4GB)
  • CentOS CD Images 1 through 6 and LiveCD Image (Mirrors)
  • Windows XP (Unfortunately. I'm running mine in VirtualBox)
  • Fedora LiveUSB Creator (There's a linux version, but I didn't have my linux virtual machine up yet)
Unzip the liveusb-creator to a folder, and run it. Click on Browse and select the LiveCD image you downloaded. Select the target device, usually E: drive.

Click Create Live USB and go to lunch. Took about over an hour for me on VirtualBox.

Once that's done, copy the CD images over to the USB drive. They barely fit on a 4GB drive, so I'd recommend 8GB if possible.