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.

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





Comments:

I know this is an old thread, but I was able to use the fedora 20 utility liveusb-creator to install the OEL7 Boot ISO onto a USB stick, boot from it (non UEFI mode) and then continue the install.

I also expanded the main OEL7 ISO installation image onto an FTP server on my network, and use that as the main installation media (anonymous login enabled on server).

Zero burning of CDs or DVDs required.

Posted by guest on September 16, 2014 at 06:08 PM JST #

Thanks. Glad to know that it's still possible.

Posted by owner on September 16, 2014 at 07:45 PM JST #

I 'm try with fedora liveusb-creator, but the usb unable to boot

Posted by Prabir on November 24, 2014 at 05:34 PM JST #

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