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How to create CD, DVD, or USB media to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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This article describes how to create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation CD, DVD, or USB.

This article describes how to create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation CD, DVD, or USB.

Using the ISO to Create a Bootable DVD

To create (burn) a CD or DVD, write the ISO to the disc on command line using the cdrecord utility.

Example:

[root@host ~]# cdrecord -v -dev='/dev/xxxx' yyyy.iso

Where /dev/xxxx is the USB device, and yyyy.iso is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation image. Use the command cdrecord --devices to list disc-writing devices and identify the correct device to use.

Using the ISO to create a Bootable USB Drive

Alternatively, to create bootable USB installation media, write the ISO image to the USB device using the dd utility.

Example:

[root@host ~]# dd if=yyyy.iso of=/dev/xxxx

Where /dev/xxxx is the USB device, and yyyy.iso is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation image. Use the command fdisk -l to list disk devices and identify the correct USB device to use.

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