ISO2USB for CentOS/RedHat



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ISO2USB utility creates bootable USB drive from CentOS/RedHat 5.x/6.x installation disk or corresponding ISO image. Created USB drive may be used to perform installation on machines that lack optical drive. Custom installation disks (with kickstart configuration files) are fully supported.

ISO2USB source code is based on UNetbootin project, but features the following distinctions:

  • Created USB drive is fully self-contained and doesn't rely on network install.
  • Custom installation disks are fully supported (kickstart configuration files are adapted for USB install mode).
  • Original optical media (CD or DVD) may be used instead of ISO images.
  • Image may be adapted for installation from RS-232 serial console.

Note: you may be unable to write DVD images bigger than 4 GB to FAT formatted USB drives (due to max file size limitation of FAT filesystem). As a workaround use CD images instead: specify 1st CD image as 'Diskimage' and a directory where other images are located as 'Additional Files'.

Current ISO2USB version runs on Windows XP/Vista/7 platform. However the source code is based on a cross-platform Qt4 library and may be easily ported to other operating systems.

You can download the latest ISO2USB version from Download page.

If you have any questions or problems - please use Public Forum or write a mail to project developers.

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