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How to Install Citrix XenServer from a USB Key

December 12th, 2011 No comments

by michael o’neill

1. Format USB key with Fat32

2. Download the latest copy of “syslinux” and extract it http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/Download

3. Open a command prompt and change directory to your extracted ‘syslinux\win32′ folder

4. Run ‘syslinux.exe X: ‘ replacing “X” with the drive letter of your USB drive to make the USB bootable

5. Extract the “XenServer-6.X.X-install-cd.iso”

6. Copy the contents of the extracted “XenServer-6.X.X-install-cd” folder to the root of the USB

7. On the USB drive, copy the contents of the /boot/isolinux folder to the root of the USB

8. At the root of USB drive, rename the ‘isolinux.cfg’ file to ‘syslinux.cfg’

9. At the root of USB drive, rename the ‘isolinux.bin’ file to ‘syslinux.bin’

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