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Howto: Put XenServer ISO installer on a Bootable USB Key By:Rick Davis With the movement to virtual appliance versions of application delivery technologies, I find myself needing an expedient method for deploying the XenServer hypervisor.

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Normally I’d turn to the CD install, but I’m seeing fewer servers in the datacenter with CD ROMs. Using a USB key is an easier and more elegant approach. A few Citrix blogs suggested I needed Ubuntu and a long list of commands to get the XenServer ISO to boot from a USB key. But I’ve found that there’s an easier way and it works from Windows; it’s called UNetbootin. Here are the steps: 1. Download XenServer ISO 2. Download and run UNetbootin, Universal Netboot Installer

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3. Select the appropriate ISO and USB Drive and hit OK. 4. Make sure your target systems BIOS is set to boot from a legacy USB device and insert the USB key. 5. Select INSTALL when UNetbootin prompts you for an action:

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You can configure the USB key to skip the Boot Menu by making the following changes: Rename \syslinux.cfg syslinux_cfg.old Rename \boot\isolinux syslinux Rename \boot\syslinux\isolinux.cfg syslinux.cfg

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Great artical, but be aware that the USB key has to be FAT, NTFS won't work. Eric www.xenappblog.com 2 years ago 1 Like

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Michael Great idea! This one might be a bit more straight forward: http://citrixbohemian.blogspot... 1 year ago

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Ben I wasn't able to complete the installation using this method. When prompted to provide the installation source (after booting from XenServer 5.5 USB stick), I select "local media" (other choices are http/ftp and nfs) and the installer reports that no local media is available. Back to CD... 2 years ago

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Ben I was able to resolve this by using a USB port on the back of my server, instead of the USB on the front of my server. Perhaps these ports were 0n different bus segments, widths, or some other such nuance. Thank you to Rick Davis for replying to my initial comment. 2 years ago in reply to Ben

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