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i'm trying to install clear os community (latest version), using a USB drive i setup using unetbootin, but it keeps getting stuck at the stage where i have to choose the disks on which to install bootloader and which volumes are simply mounted.

this is the error i'm getting

The installer has tried to mount image #1, but cannot find it on the hard drive.
Please copy this image to the drive and click Retry.
Click Exit to abort the installation.

i saw a guide for this for another linux distro similar to clearos but i wasn't sure if it's appropriate to post that name here.

anyway, the guide asked me to copy the ISO to /mnt/isodir/centos.iso

however, i don't have any .iso file in my usb drive. PLEASE HELP!
Tuesday, December 11 2012, 10:22 AM
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    Sunday, February 16 2014, 05:51 PM - #Permalink
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    Wrong thread
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    J Kelly
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    Wednesday, September 11 2013, 02:30 PM - #Permalink
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    I used Rufus to make the ISO into a bootable USB, and when that failed, I tried again with UNetbootin. That's how I make pretty much any bootable Linux based flash drive.

    I later remembered that I have a USB CD-ROM drive, so I ended up getting it installed that way. There really should be a simple way to make a bootable USB that has the option to install ClearOS via the internet. ClarkConnect used to do it that way back in the floppy disk days, just boot from the floppy and select Internet Install.
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    Wednesday, September 11 2013, 11:44 AM - #Permalink
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    There are a number of different ways of achieving a USB installation (but this does seem to be the easiest). See this thread and links. Did you copy the iso file over as a single file or did you extract the contents of the iso file and copy all the iso's contents over? You need to just copy over the single iso file.
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    J Kelly
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    Wednesday, September 11 2013, 11:26 AM - #Permalink
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    Simon wrote:

    Boot from USB key on your device.
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    When asked if to use CD or Hard Drive, select Hard Drive and then select the USB device (For me it was sda1)
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    Install as you would normally.


    That's what I did, but then it says that the image can't be found.
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    Tuesday, July 30 2013, 08:38 PM - #Permalink
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    thanks i want try this whit clearos 6.4
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    Danny Call
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    Sunday, December 30 2012, 03:51 AM - #Permalink
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    Simon wrote:
    I've just installed 6.3 from a USB with this method...

    Use software to create USB drive : http://www.linuxliveusb.com/
    Step 1: Select USB drive to use.
    Step 2: Choose ISO file that you downloaded (
    Step 3: Live Mode
    Step 4: Untick "Enable launching LinuxLive" & tick "Format the key in FAT32" (REMEMBER: THIS WILL ERASE THE SELECTED DRIVES DATA!!)
    Step 5: Create
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    Once the USB key has been created then copy the ISO file onto the USB drive.
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    Boot from USB key on your device.
    --
    When asked if to use CD or Hard Drive, select Hard Drive and then select the USB device (For me it was sda1)
    --
    Install as you would normally.


    I used this and it worked great

    The only issue I had was with the ISO image I used the first time make sure you use whatever ClearOS you want to install for the set up of your live USB. I made a mistake and used a different Linux altogether.
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    Simon
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    Sunday, December 16 2012, 02:55 PM - #Permalink
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    I've just installed 6.3 from a USB with this method...

    Use software to create USB drive : http://www.linuxliveusb.com/
    Step 1: Select USB drive to use.
    Step 2: Choose ISO file that you downloaded (
    Step 3: Live Mode
    Step 4: Untick "Enable launching LinuxLive" & tick "Format the key in FAT32" (REMEMBER: THIS WILL ERASE THE SELECTED DRIVES DATA!!)
    Step 5: Create
    --
    Once the USB key has been created then copy the ISO file onto the USB drive.
    --
    Boot from USB key on your device.
    --
    When asked if to use CD or Hard Drive, select Hard Drive and then select the USB device (For me it was sda1)
    --
    Install as you would normally.
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    Paul
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    Wednesday, December 12 2012, 09:24 AM - #Permalink
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    I installed my server using unetbootin but when I was asked about the installation media I selected ftp and pointed it at a clearfoundation web site. It was something like the following

    http://mirror.clearfoundation.com/clearos/community/6.3.0/os/x86_64/

    Unfortunately thats not the exact path as I cant remember it. The install then went ahead it took a while as I got it direct across the internet but it did work.
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    Tuesday, December 11 2012, 08:46 PM - #Permalink
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    I successfully used this howto to install 6.3 from a USB pen. I do not understand why it says you need at least 5GB on a pen drive as you are installing a CD not DVD. I also seem to remember less prompts than in the howto. Overall it worked very well.
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