Create a bootable USB flash drive
There are a couple of ways to create a USB installation flash drive.
balenaEtcher supports writing images to USB flash drives. It has a GUI and is easy to use. Select the Harvester installation ISO and the target USB device to create a USB installation flash drive.
On Linux or other platforms that have the
dd command, users can use
dd to create a USB installation flash drive.
Make sure you choose the correct device. The process erases data on the selected device.
# sudo dd if=<path_to_iso> of=<path_to_usb_device> bs=64k
When booting from a USB installation flash drive, a
GRUB _ text is displayed, but nothing happens
If you are using the UEFI mode, try to boot from the UEFI boot partition on the USB device rather than the USB device itself. e.g.,
UEFI: USB disk 3.0 PMAP, Partition 1 to boot. Note the representation varies from system to system.
Firmwares of some graphic cards are not shipped in
You can press
e to edit the GRUB menu entry and append
nomodeset to the boot parameters. Press
Ctrl + x to boot.
Harvester installer is not displayed
If a USB flash driver boots, but you can't see the harvester installer. You may try out the following workarounds:
- Plug the USB flash drive into a USB 2.0 slot.
- For version
v0.3.0or above, try to remove the
console=ttyS0parameter when booting. You can press
eto edit the GRUB menu entry and remove the