Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of FAQ


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Aug 3, 2010 11:44:37 AM (9 years ago)
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    v8 v9  
    101101=== How do I create boot media? === 
    102102 
    103 There are currently three supported methods for installing PU_IAS Local 2 
     103There are currently three supported methods for installing PUIAS 
    104104 
    105105CD-Rom (boot.iso) 
     
    109109Floppy booting is deprecated, instructions are included for previous releases. 
    110110 
    111 cd-rom boot 
     111==== cd-rom boot ==== 
    112112Basic instructions for using cdrecord to burn boot.iso. 
    113113find your cd-rw drive first. 
     114{{{ 
    114115root@pu_ias images# cdrecord -scanbus 
    115116... 
    1161172,0,0   200) \'SONY    \' \'DVD RW DRU-510A \' \'1.0b\' Removable CD-ROM 
    117118... 
     119}}} 
    118120 
    119121burn the image 
     122{{{ 
    120123root@pu_ias images# cdrecord -dev=2,0,0 -v boot.iso 
    121124... 
     
    135138cdrecord: fifo had 52 puts and 52 gets. 
    136139cdrecord: fifo was 0 times empty and 0 times full, min fill was 100%. 
    137  
     140}}} 
    138141 
    139142Note: If you are using a cd-rw, blank the cd first 
     143{{{ 
    140144root@pu_ias images# cdrecord -dev=2,0,0 -v blank=fast 
    141145... 
     
    144148Blanking PMA, TOC, pregap 
    145149Blanking time:   28.321s 
    146  
    147  
    148 usb boot 
     150}}} 
     151 
     152==== usb boot ==== 
    149153To use a usb flash drive as your boot device your bios needs to support usb booting. This is 
    150154sometimes called usb floppy drive booting, check your boot options in your bios setup (usually  
     
    156160 
    157161Insert the drive and check your logs for messages: 
     162{{{ 
    158163root@pu_ias images# dmesg | grep -A7 hub.c 
    159164hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.2-2, assigned address 2 
     
    165170sdb: Write Protect is off 
    166171sdb: sdb1 
    167  
     172}}} 
    168173You may have to load some modules to get your usb flash drive working, usb-storage for instance... 
    169174From the above we know that the usb drive is /dev/sdb, we can write out image to it. 
     175{{{ 
    170176root@pu_ias images# dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb 
    17117712288+0 records in 
    17217812288+0 records out 
    173  
     179}}} 
    174180Now you can boot your machine with the usb flash drive. If you wish to mount the vfat filesystem that 
    175181you created, mount the whole device, not sdb1 
     182{{{ 
    176183root@pu_ias images# mount /dev/sdb /mnt/flash 
    177184root@pu_ias images# ls /mnt/flash 
    178185boot.msg     initrd.img    ldlinux.sys  options.msg  rescue.msg  splash.lss    vmlinuz 
    179186general.msg  isolinux.bin  memtest      param.msg    snake.msg   syslinux.cfg 
    180  
    181 ===pxeboot== 
     187}}} 
     188 
     189==== pxeboot ==== 
    182190Please see the question on configuring pxeboot... 
    183 floppy boot 
     191 
     192==== floppy boot ==== 
    184193Floppy boot is no longer supported, the following instructions apply to previous releases. 
    185194 
    186195Assuming your using the first floppy drive in your system (does anyone have 2 drives anymore?) 
    187196format the disk first if it isn\'t formated already 
     197 
     198{{{ 
    188199# fdformat /dev/fd0 
    189200Double-sided, 80 tracks, 18 sec/track. Total capacity 1440 kB. 
    190201Formatting ... done 
    191202Verifying ... done 
     203}}} 
    192204 
    193205next copy the boot image onto the floppy 
     206{{{ 
    194207# dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k 
    1952081+0 records in 
    1962091+0 records out 
     210}}} 
    197211 
    198212wait for the drive to finish and your prompt to return! patience, patience!