Desktop 5.5 Installation Clarification

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Desktop 5.5 Installation Clarification

Postby PEPSIISPEP-p40 » Sun May 25, 2008 7:24 pm

In the Desktop 5.5 Installation instructions on a new Dell 740 (for a Dell 740 using an external USB CD or DVD drive) where it taks about changing the boot sequence to a USB-CDROM or USB-DVD; can the device be a USB flash drive instead?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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-Raimo

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Postby russellhltn » Sun May 25, 2008 11:56 pm

I don't see why not, but you'd have to copy the CD/DVD image in such a way that it's still bootable. I think that's a little more complicated then just copying the files over.

Maybe someone here knows the trick to making a bootable flash drive from a bootable disk.

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Postby silid » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:34 am

sorry to resurrect this thread but I thought that this tool may do the job

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

It is designed for linux distributions but may work with any bootable iso? i'd suggest you give it a try.

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Postby aebrown » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:58 pm

silid wrote:sorry to resurrect this thread but I thought that this tool may do the job

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

It is designed for linux distributions but may work with any bootable iso? i'd suggest you give it a try.


There are good reasons not to resurrect old threads. For one thing, the Desktop 5.5 image is no longer distributed, and the instructions for using it have been removed from mls.lds.org. So I don't think we should be discussing how to use something that is clearly no longer the recommended technique. There are specific instructions on mls.lds.org for installing the Local Unit Security Suite on a Dell 740. Follow those.

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:05 pm

While it may no longer be the recommended way, it does give you a backup and restore function you don't get with the 740 instructions.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Postby silid » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:07 am

Alan_Brown wrote:There are good reasons not to resurrect old threads.


There probably are, but when searching for something, one thing more annoying than a resurrected thread is finding lots of people asking the same question as you and none of the threads providing any answers.

So in order to assist anyone that may have this problem or a similar one I also suggest http://wintoflash.com/home/en/

I haven't used this with any LDS desktop install image but have used it with BartPE and it worked nicely.

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Postby aebrown » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:31 am

silid wrote:There probably are, but when searching for something, one thing more annoying than a resurrected thread is finding lots of people asking the same question as you and none of the threads providing any answers.

So in order to assist anyone that may have this problem or a similar one I also suggest http://wintoflash.com/home/en/

I haven't used this with any LDS desktop install image but have used it with BartPE and it worked nicely.


I probably could have phrased my response better. What I was trying to say is that Desktop 5.5 is not recommended for new systems, so there's really no reason to try to solve the issue of figuring out how to put Desktop 5.5 on new systems. It's not really a problem with resurrecting old threads, but that since policy has changed since the thread was started, the proposed solution is now obsolete.

Instead, there are specific instructions for installing Local Unit Security Suite on new Dell 740s that don't involve Desktop 5.5 at all; that is the current recommended practice. I just followed the current instructions for 8 new computers and it worked great.


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