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Boot Media preparation

Download:

Download Boot CD for (x86_64): http://linuxsoft.cern.ch/cern/centos/7/os/x86_64/images/boot.iso (in some browsers you may need to right-click on the media link, then choose "Save")

Create bootable CD:

  • On Linux systems:
  • Execute the following command: cdrecord dev=X,Y,Z boot.iso (where X,Y,Z is the SCSI bus/device/LUN of your CD writer, can be seen with cdrecord -scanbuscommand) or use a graphical frontend likexcdroast`.

  • On MS Windows systems:

  • Use Nero Burning ROM or similar in raw mode.

Create bootable USB drive:

  • On Linux systems:
  • Execute the following command: /bin/dd if=boot.iso of=DEVICE (where DEVICE corresponds to your USB device, can be found using: dmesg after connecting the device)

    • Note: Always use the device name (ie: /dev/myusbsdz) not device partition name (ie: /dev/myusbsdz1) as argument to of= option.
    • Note: Make sure to choose right /dev/.. device: the dd command will destroy the content of the target .. which could be your system drive ..
  • On MS Windows systems:

  • Use dd for Windows