Making A Bootable CentOS 6.4 x86_64 USB Key

  1. Download the PenDriveLinux “Univerals USB Installer” from http://www.pendrivelinux.com/downloads/Universal-USB-Installer/Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.3.9.exe.
  2. Download the Centos 6.4 Live DVD from http://holmes.umflint.edu/centos/6.4/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.4-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso (or any other mirror).
  3. Run the Universal USB Installer utility and click “I Agree” on the license agreement screen.
  4. Insert your USB drive into an open USB port on your computer.
  5. Installer Step 1 – Select CentOS from the dropdown list. It’s near the bottom under the “Other Distros Alphabetical” category.
  6. Installer Step 2 – Click “Browse” to locate the ISO. Now, because the utility is trying to locate a specifically named ISO file, you need to type in *.* and hit enter to show all files. Now select your newly downloaded CentOS ISO and click “open”.
  7. Installer Step 3 – Select the drive letter of the USB drive, and finally hit create.
  8. Wait for the utility to work its magic. It will load up 7zG and install the ISO file onto your USB thumb drive.
  9. When it’s done, move the USB key to your target machine, restart, and boot from USB. You’ll now be looking at the CentOS 6.4 live version and you have the option to play with it or install it to disk.

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11 thoughts on “Making A Bootable CentOS 6.4 x86_64 USB Key”

  1. We have made our own installer with ks, etc. .iso on DVD works beautifully. Can we make a USB installer pen drive of it?

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