Dell + booting from USB devices

2007-07-10  2 minute read

Recently I needed to boot a Dell server (PE1950) from a USB flash drive. The flash drive contained a bootable image from the CentOS 5 DVD (images/diskboot.img), to run the CentOS installer, and kickstart the machine over the network. When cold booting these machines (eg. from a power down state), there is no problem at all. I simply hit F11 to enter the boot menu, choose the Front USB flash drive that shows up in the menu, and the machine starts booting - no problem here.

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