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Re: how does network install figure out 64-bit from 32-bit?

How did you put the diskboot.img on the FLASH?  Via DOS, Windows or

Under DOS or Windows, you need a utility called "rawrite".  Assuming the
FLASH is drive E: and the CD/DVD is drive D:, you'd use:

    rawrite d:\images\diskboot.img e:

If you're using Linux, first see if the FLASH drive got mounted.  If it
did, take note of what device it is and unmount any filesystem on it. 
You will be writing the diskboot image to the raw device, NOT to any
partition on it.  This is the most common problem people have with

Assuming the FLASH is /dev/sdb and the ISO is mounted at /media/cdrom,

    dd if=/media/cdrom/images/diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb bs=512

Note the "of=/dev/sdb".  You MUST write to the raw device (/dev/sdb),
NOT to the first partition (/dev/sdb1).

Hi Rick,

Thanks very much for the detailed explanation. I have been using Linux and hence the dd command. I have done as you suggested here. But, I now get a boot error, which indicates that it is recognized as a boot device, but there is clearly an error.

So this is what I am doing: Pop the USB flash drive in. Look at nautilus and note that it would get mounted on /dev/sdb1 (except I have not mounted it). So, then I use the command above, and yank it out. Is this the right thing to do?

Many thanks for helping me learn!!
Best wishes,

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