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.

Prerequisite

Download the ISO installation image as described in Downloading Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the Installation Guide.

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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