Install OEL/OracleVM from USB onto bare metal

There is totally \*unsupported\* way of installing OEL/OracleVM from USB stick.
Here are the rough steps.

  1. Prepare FAT32 formatted USB stick.
  2. Backup the USB stick.
  3. If the stick has ever been used for Linux install, re-format it.
  4. Download install CD \*.iso onto USB stick's root directory.
  5. Run either of 2 tools below on this \*.iso. I used the former.

  6. Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux
    install, boot, and run their favorite Linux from a flash pen drive!
    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
    create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on both Windows and Linux.

There is one gotcha while installing. For GRUB to be installed on right HDD, one may have to change drive order.





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