Friday, August 19, 2011

Copy XenServer to USB for installation

 

I used XenServer version 5.6.

  1. Format USB key with Fat32
  2. Ubuntu comes with “syslinux” (or download it from source) http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/Download
  3. Type mount to see where the USB is mounted
  4. Run ‘syslinux.exe /mnt/somewhere ‘ replacing with the mount point of the USB
  5. Copy the contents of the extracted “XenServer-5.X.X-install-cd” folder to the root of the USB
  6. On the USB drive, copy the contents of the /boot/isolinux folder to the root of the USB
  7. On the root of USB drive, rename the ‘isolinux.cfg’ file to ‘syslinux.cfg’
  8. On the root of USB drive, rename the ‘isolinux.bin’ file to ‘syslinux.bin’
  9. If you get an “mboot.c32: not a COM32R image” error, (version 4.x of syslinux) copy the mboot.c32 from your downloaded copy of syslinux to the root of your USB drive
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