I have a PC with no option for a keyboard. I have to install the operating systems without a keyboard or mouse.
I have to make a bootable USB stick which can allow me to connect to the PC from my Laptop with a VNC connection, then the complete installation using IP to IP. I did this with the following:
Extract the files of .iso to my laptop
Add the manual file in CentOS-6.0-i386-minimal/isolinux/ks.cfg
install lang en_US.UTF-8 keyboard us timezone --utc Europe/Brussels rootpw --iscrypted $6$i5qEWD. selinux --disabled authconfig --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512 firewall --service=ssh bootloader --location=mbr --driveorder=sda --append="rhgb quiet" vnc --password=1234 network --bootproto=static --ip=192.168.1.125 --netmask=255.255.255.0 --gateway=192.168.1.1 --nameserver=192.168.1.1
Copy and paste all files on my laptop to the USB stick
Unplug my USB and connect to the target PC
However it never boots to the USB, and then I checked the USB in my laptop, which is also the same as it’s not yet a bootable USB
Any ideas how to fix this?
Note: I have followed:
yum -y install unetbootin.i686
This allows me to write the iso file to USB, disk or CD
mkisofs -o /tmp/cd.iso /home/sun/Downloads/centos/
This allows you to modify your original iso files with the new contents and pack it as one .iso file
- Finally load unetbootin and burn to your USB or disk or CD
It works great now!
In general just copying files directly to a usb key will not make it boot-able.
Easiest way I know of to make sure the usb is boot-able is to use an application like UNetbootin.
In your case make sure what ever changes you make (in your case to ks.cfg) is updated inside the iso and get the application to apply the iso to the usb.