Trying to install CentOS from USB flash drive but will not boot after install
Trying to install CentOS 6.2 from USB flash drive but will not boot after install. I'm really trying to install PBX in a Flash with comes with and within a CentOS distro ISO.
Hardware: Shuttle Atom Nettop, SSD 32 GB as the only drive.
Making the bootable USB goes fine. I use windows and ISO2USB software for that. It's made especially for CentOS/RedHat.
I know there is a trick with designating the USB stick as sda and the Hard drive as sdb, but I can't get it to work. CentOS is supposed to do something unusual by putting the USB stick on sda when booted from it. After the install I get just a blank screen with a blinking cursor. If I then again boot from the USB stick CentOS loads. Is the bootloader getting installed on the wrong drive?
It is supposed to boot up and auto-start the asterisk/PBX installation.
It is unclear what is happening.
Presumably your system boots from the USB and allows you to either pick the default filesystem layout or the opportunity to partition it as you see fit.
The first you must have a
/boot primary/bootable partition (check the option to boot this)
Then at least a
/ partition as an extended partition that spans the rest of the disk.
If you do not set the booting on /boot and the partition is not set as primary, the install will succeed, but the system will not boot.