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Jun 25, 2012, 9:06 PM
Post #2 of 2
On 6/25/2012 9:44 PM, ray [at] aarden wrote:
Re: [Xen-users] Installing XCP from USB thumb
[In reply to]
> I am sorry for being so dense, but I can't tell what is happening.
> This is building a thumbdrive installation by using a Linux system to
> construct the contents for the thumb drive?
> The ISO is openned with 7-zip and three files are copied o the root of
> the thumb drive. What was it that YUMI put on the thumbdrive?
> Can something similar be done from a Windows 7 system?
As for putting Windows 7 on a USB stick is very easy and simple. I have
already done that a while ago and have used it several times. For that,
all you have to do is download a program called WinToFlash, which you
can just download the latest from here http://wintoflash.com/home/en/
and extract the program. Granted, that program only works on Windows BUT
it is also in a portable state, meaning it doesn't need to be installed
on a windows, just extracted and run.
> Message: 16
> Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:24:08 -0500
> From: Shawn Henderson<shenderson [at] remitdata>
> To: Ian Campbell<Ian.Campbell [at] citrix>, Mike McClurg
> <mike.mcclurg [at] citrix>
> Cc: "xen-users [at] lists"<xen-users [at] lists>, Eric
> <epretorious [at] yahoo>, "xen-api [at] lists"
> <xen-api [at] lists>
> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] [Xen-API] Installing XCP from USB thumb
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> Here's how we did it (from my engineer):
> What we did to get XCP install from a USB stick.
> Step #1) Download all the things
> YUMI. (I used 0.0.5.8 but any version should work) -
> XCP install ISO - http://www.xen.org/download/xcp/index.html
> Step #2) Plug in your USB stick (the rest assumes the drive is assigned
> a letter of D:)
> Step #3a) Run YUMI
> Step #3b) Agree to the license Agreement
> Step #3c) Select D: for YUMI Step 1
> Step #3d) Select the option ?Try an Unlisted ISO? for YUMI Step 2
> Step #3e) Browse to the downloaded XCP ISO from step 1 and select it for
> YUMI Step 3
> Step #3f) Mash create and wait.
> At this point it is going to bloat things a little by having the full
> iso on the USB stuck but who cares right?
> Step #4) Open the ISO downloaded in Step 1 using your favorite archive
> program. (I use 7-zip) Copy the folders packages.main and
> packages.transfer-vm to the root of d:\ and finally copy the file
> XS-REPOSITORY-LIST to the root of D:\
> Step #5) PROFIT?
> From: xen-api-bounces [at] lists [xen-api-bounces [at] lists] On
> Behalf Of Ian Campbell [Ian.Campbell [at] citrix]
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 7:04 AM
> To: Mike McClurg
> Cc: xen-api [at] lists; xen-users [at] lists; Eric
> Subject: Re: [Xen-API] [Xen-users] Installing XCP from USB thumb drive
> On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 12:51 +0100, Mike McClurg wrote:
>> On 22/06/12 12:18, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
>>> On 22 Jun 2012, at 12:12, Mike McClurg wrote:
>>>> On 22/06/12 11:59, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, 2012-06-22 at 11:27 +0100, Mike McClurg wrote:
>>>>>> On 21/06/12 00:05, Eric wrote:
>>>>>>> Is CD-ROM/DVD-ROM the only way to install XCP?
>>>>>> I'm sure you could dd the iso to a thumb drive in the same way you would
>>>>>> any other OS.
>>>>> This depends on the iso having being created with special options though
>>>>> -- is that done for XCP isos?
>>>> I have no idea, what options does an ISO need to be created with? Can
>>>> you repackage an ISO with those options?
>>> If it still exists, packaging.hg creates the XenServer ISO with the correct
>>> options for PXE boot. XCP probably uses the same build scripts...are they
>> Those scripts don't contain any license information that I can see, and
>> we haven't published them publicly. I'm all for making XCP easier to
>> build outside of Citrix, but I don't think that thrusting our build
>> system on the world is the right way to do it ;)
>> Anyway, here is the blurb that generates the iso:
>> mkisofs -joliet -joliet-long -r \
>> -b boot/isolinux/isolinux.bin -c boot/isolinux/boot.cat \
>> -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
>> -sort $(MY_OBJ_DIR)/sort.main.list \
>> -V "$(PLATFORM_NAME)-$(PLATFORM_VERSION) $(LABEL_main)" \
>> -o $@ $(STAGING_main);
>> Does that look like it'll generate a thumb-drive-bootable ISO?
> The scripts which create the Debian CD sets use
> case "$MKISOFS" in
> add_mkisofs_opt $CDDIR/../$N.mkisofs_opts "-isohybrid-mbr
> add_mkisofs_opt $CDDIR/../$N.mkisofs_opts "-partition_offset 16"
> which I think is related to this.
> I think it is basically doing isohybrid at creation time instead of post
> processing. It seems (and this corresponds with my vague memory of
> seeing the discussion on debian-cd) like it needs xorriso rather than
> mkisofs (which IIRC is deprecated).
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