I did some searching and was unable to come up with anything. What I need to do is install FROM instead of ON TO a USB drive. Here's the thing: I'm building a beowulf cluster from a bunch of eBay computers without CD-ROM. The Head node is going to have 4 HDD's RAIDED together with no CD-ROM and each of the nodes comes without a CD-ROM either. What I'd like to do is copy all the files from the install CD onto a USB drive and use that to install. Is that possible and are there any tricks to it? I know the BIOS has to support booting from a USB drive, but other than that would a flat copy work?
Thanks in advance for all you guys do, Arch is amazing and definitely my favorite. Fast, advanced, and customizable.
//SORRY: Did some more searching there are a few posts on this issue. One here: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=18643 Can an admin delete this thread?
Last edited by iamnafets (2007-07-08 07:16:48)
if you have a usb pen you could install some micro distro (dsl feather puppy) onto it via another pc (friend family work)
then follow this guide
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fas … nux_System
i havent tried this particular method but im sure it will work if you alter it a bit for your needs like boot up usb pen download iso onto hdd & extract it, instead of copy from cd