Applies To:Show Versions
- 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.5, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0, 12.1.4, 12.1.3
Create a bootable USB flash drive
- Log in to the command line of the system using an account with root access.
- Mount the installation as a loopback device, using one of these methods:
- If you have anF5system with theF5ISO image located in the/shared/imagesdirectory:
- Create a new directory:mkdir /mnt/iso
- Mount the ISO image:mount –o loop BIGIP-<version>.iso /mnt/iso
- If you have a DVD drive attached to the system that contains a validF5software image, insert the DVD into the DVD drive.
- Insert a 2 GB or larger flash drive into a USB port on theF5system or Linux workstation.
- Change to the root directory to the mounted image.cd /mnt/iso
- Start themkdiskscript../mkdisk
- Respond to the series of questions that display by choosing the appropriate options for your configuration.
The script checks for the required tools and creates the flash drive. The flash drive creation process might take several minutes.
- Specify theF5system that you plan to use as the target for USB flash drive installation.
- Specify the device to be used bymkdisk(that is, the USB flash drive that you are creating).
- Confirm that you want to continue by typingy.
- Specify the product to transfer (for example, BIG-IP version 11.6.0) or typeyif there is only one product.
- When the process is complete, unmount the ISO image.umount /mnt/iso