On my netbooks, I have to install (too often) Windows 7 from the USB port. I usually use the “Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool” but today it just didn’t want to build the USB stick properly.
Here’s the manual way to prepare a USB stick that allows installing Windows 7. The directions worked from a Windows 7 virtual machine running on my Mac.
I’m actually playing with a FreeBSD virtual instance on ESXi. I’m accessing the console from VMware vSphere client, running in a remote Windows XP instance that I access using TSE from my MacBook… A nice feature I saw on Debian is SSH remote installation.
Here’s how to install FreeBSD using a remote SSH connection.
Here’s a quick trick that allows automatic installation of WordPress on an HTTP server.
The normal process is: browse to
wordpress.com, grab the archive locally, upload to your server, unzip and run the installer. Sometimes, you even have to unzip locally and then upload the whole sets of files to the server.
The automatic process can be done using Instant Install.
Don’t know why but my Tiger’s DVD won’t load in my Mac mini PowerPC G4… Hopefully, I can read it from another DVD drive, namely my MacBook Pro’s one. Here’s how I booted the mini from a USB key to reinstall Mac OS X.
Today, I feel like testing OpenBSD again. I want to see how it works as a workstation. So I’m gonna run a 4.9 (snapshot) on a Asus EeePC 901.
AFAIK, OpenBSD doesn’t provide official bootable USB stuff. I tried burning the various
iso files on the USB stick but it wouldn’t boot… surprise! Then I tried using
unetbootin which, of course, doesn’t support OpenBSD… Success came using a virtualisation software to install a minimal OpenBSD system on the USB stick and (re)run the install from there.