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Trying to install CentOS from USB flash drive but will not boot after install

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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.
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