Although Eucalyptus FastStart is distributed as an ISO disc image, you can install
FastStart from a USB drive instead. To do this, you will need to transfer the FastStart
image to a bootable USB drive using an ISO to USB conversion utility (in this example,
use UNetbootin), and then copy the FastStart ISO image to the root directory of the
To prepare a Eucalyptus FastStart USB drive installation:
- Get the latest version of the FastStart ISO image from http://www.eucalyptus.com/download/faststart.
- Make sure you have a USB drive with at least 2GB of free space plugged into
- Download UNetbootin for your platform (Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows) from http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/.
- Run UNetbootin.
- From the UNetbootin dialog box, select the Diskimage
- Make sure ISO is selected in the Diskimage drop-down
- Either enter the path and filename to the FastStart ISO file into the text
field, or click the ... button to the right of the text
field and select the FastStart ISO file that you just downloaded.
- Leave the Space used to preserve files across reboots (Ubuntu
only) text field at the default value of
- The Type drop-down list box should be set to
USB Drive (this is the default).
Make sure that the appropriate drive is selected in the
Drive drop-down list box.
This utility will delete the contents of the selected
- Click the OK button to begin creating the bootable USB
When Unetbootin has finished preparing the USB device, click the Exit button to exit UNetbootin.
It is not necessary to reboot after UNetbootin has finished preparing the USB device.
- Once UNetbootin has finished, copy the FastStart ISO image to the root
directory of the USB drive.
You've successfully created a USB installation drive for Eucalyptus FastStart. You
can now boot the system that you'll be installing FastStart on using this USB drive
follow the FastStart installation instructions contained in this guide.