[OpenIndiana-discuss] Installing on USB stick
pulaskite at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 3 15:20:41 UTC 2011
1) Boot the Live Image
2) Identify the internal disk so you don't stomp on it
3) Plug the USB disk into a convenient port
You will ALWAYS need to plug into the same port to boot the disk.
NB There are several removable volume managers which will try to mount the disk. That can make things a bit messy. Post if you run into trouble.
3) Install OI and select the USB disk as the target
NB If you set the boot priority to CD-USB-HD it will boot OI anytime it sees the disk at boot time. If the disk is not plugged in it's a perfectly normal Windows machine. Very helpful if it's a company laptop as there's nothing for IT to get upset about.
--- On Sun, 4/3/11, Andrew Myers <am2605 at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Andrew Myers <am2605 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Installing on USB stick
> To: "Discussion list for OpenIndiana" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>
> Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011, 2:38 AM
> Hi Reg,
> Thanks for the suggestions. Is there instructions
> anywhere for how to
> create the USB boot disk?
> Many thanks,
> Something I forgot to mention.
> You're a lot better off booting from a USB disk than
> setting up dual
> boot. Many years ago I got a system to boot Solaris,
> FreeBSD and
> Linux from the same disk. It took about a
> dozen installs to figure
> out how to do it. (the installers kept killing each
> other) Not long
> after that I installed removable drive trays in all my
> systems and
> stopped doing multiboots. I won't even consider doing
> it now.
> The only constraint on USB disk is you have to plug it into
> the same
> port each time. But it's a much better way to do
> things. I setup a
> friend's Dell D620 to boot Solaris 10 & Linux from a
> pair of USB disks
> w/ Vista on the internal disk. With the boot order
> setup as CD-USB-HD
> you only need to plug in the disk and bot to get the OS of
> Have Fun!
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