Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of FAQ


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Aug 3, 2010 11:44:37 AM (11 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!