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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Going to try CentOS Live DVD

Today I have finished downloading CentOS live DVD (both 32 bit and 64 bit).

I was very much curious to know how it looks after reading review about CentOS here (famous dedoimedo)

Thinking if dd command will work to make it USB bootable as I dont have an empty DVD. If it does not work, I need to use unetbootin and try


  1. I've done things like that before with DD. there's a 50/50 chance it will work. lol.

    What I did was install ClearOS onto a USB stick (or some similar firewall OS, can't remember, I tried like 10 that day). I had a mini-laptop that had no screen haha.. boss broke it on a trip, too cheap to repair. It still booted up, vga worked. I booted it up with an ubuntu stick, then dd /dev/mmcblk0 (i think) -> /dev/sda directly. Worked like a charm, well except that Gparted thought that the disk was only 8GB now instead of 40GB :) but it's a firewall so who cares. It even booted up the first time no prob. You could probably do the same with a cd.

  2. Oh yeah, if you wanna be reeeally fancy about it, try it over the network using netcat. It's bad ass.

    went something like this:
    Server1: disk -> dd -> gzip -> netcat
    Server2: netcat -> gzip unzip -> dd -> disk

    It's like using Ghost except faster. I transfered 200GB in no time.

  3. In the example's page it's got some goodies. I was gonna make a gui for cloning :)


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