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Make ISO of bootable USB memory

Last response: in Linux/Free BSD
September 6, 2011 1:10:43 PM

I have a Bootable USB stick that we use to Boot our servers and then install RH, MySQL and our SW thru a Kixstart script. It works like a charm but now we are thinking of going Virtual and prepping Virtual RH servers under eg. VMware.

However, to have the same "Boot and Install" functionality we see no other solution then Booting a VMware machine from an ISO.

So, what I would like to do is to take the Bootable USB and make it into an ISO.

Any ideas?
September 6, 2011 2:05:23 PM

Use the dd command as root after unmounting the USB drive.

Should you not know how, first learn how your USB stick is recognized by the system

ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*

Unmount it

umount /dev/sdX

Make the ISO

dd if=/dev/sdX of=/path/to/your.iso

Confused? If so, then see here