In order to create a bootable CentOS installation USB thumb drive, there are several steps one must follow. The process often involves using a Windows box, which can be kinda annoying.
The Linux Mint distro has what they call a “Hybrid” iso image.
(see: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744 )
This image can be written to a thumb drive and used for installation simply by performing:
# dd /path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdb
(where /dev/sdb is the thumb drive device).
This thumb drive can now be booted and used for installation. The same image.iso file can be written to CD/DVD to create the installation media as well.
Is this a complicated ISO build process? I’m frequently installing to systems without CD/DVD drives, so this would come in handy.
Regards, Joseph Spenner