A few Citrix blogs suggested I needed Ubuntu and a long list of commands to get the XenServer ISO to boot from a USB key. But I’ve found that there’s an easier way and it works from Windows; it’s called UNetbootin.
Here are the steps:
- Download XenServer ISO
- Download and run UNetbootin, Universal Netboot Installer
- Select the appropriate ISO and USB Drive and hit OK.
- Make sure your target systems BIOS is set to boot from a legacy USB device and insert the USB key.
- Select INSTALL when UNetbootin prompts you for an action:
You can configure the USB key to skip the Boot Menu by making the following changes:
Rename \syslinux.cfg syslinux_cfg.old
Rename \boot\isolinux syslinux
Rename \boot\syslinux\isolinux.cfg syslinux.cfg