Bootable USB Guide

This guide explains how to create bootable USB pen drives to install Zetavault on physical machines.

Both BIOS and UEFI based machines are supported.

From Windows

Step 1

Download and install the Rufus bootable USB utility:
http://rufus.akeo.ie/


Step 2

Download the Zetavault ISO.


Step 3

Open the Rufus utility.

WARNING: This procedure will wipe all data from the USB drive. Make sure any important data is backed up first.


Step 4

Select your USB device from the "Device" drop down.


Step 5

Select "MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI computers" from the "Partition scheme" drop down.


Step 6

Select "FAT32" from the "File system" drop down.


Step 7

Select "4096 bytes" from the "Cluster size" drop down.


Step 8

From the drop down to the right of "Create a bootable disk using" select "ISO Image".


Step 9

Click on the disk icon next to "ISO Image". This will bring up a dialog box. Navigate to the Zetavault ISO you downloaded earlier.


Step 10

Click on "Start".


Step 11

Once complete, safely remove the USB drive.

You should now be able to boot off the USB drive.

From Linux

You will require root access to create the USB drive.


Step 1

Download the Zetavault ISO.


Step 2

Open up a terminal and change to the directory you downloaded the Zetavault ISO to.

Become the root user.


Step 3

Insert the USB drive you will use for installation.


Step 4

Find the device path for the USB drive.

Run this command:

dmesg

Sample output:

[24614.203131] scsi 10:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Kingston DataTraveler SE9 PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
[24614.204564] sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg6 type 0
[24615.369339] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdf] 15356160 512-byte logical blocks: (7.86 GB/7.32 GiB)
[24615.369938] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdf] Write Protect is off
[24615.369943] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdf] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
[24615.370555] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdf] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[24615.394615]  sdf: sdf1
[24615.397924] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdf] Attached SCSI removable disk

We can see the USB drive is device /dev/sdf


Step 5

Use dd to write the ISO to the USB drive.

WARNING: This procedure will wipe all data from the USB drive. Make sure any important data is backed up first.

Run this command:

dd if=zetavault.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4096

where /dev/sdX is the device name of the USB drive.


Step 6

Once the dd command has finished run the following command to sync the data to the USB drive:

sync

Step 7

Now eject the USB drive.

Run this command:

eject /dev/sdX

Step 8

You should now be able to boot off the USB drive.