Prepare an installation media

Prepare an installation media

After downloading the Fuel ISO image, you must prepare the installation media by mounting the ISO or burning a DVD/USB drive.

Create a DVD drive

You can create a DVD with the Fuel ISO to install Fuel on a virtual or bare-metal hardware.

To create a DVD drive:

  1. Select from the following options:
    • For a remote installation, use a remote control utility to mount the ISO image directly to the server’s virtual DVD drive. For example:
      • IPMItool
      • HP Integrated Lights Out (iLO)
      • Dell iDRAC
    • For a bare-metal installation, burn the ISO image to a DVD drive using any standard software. For example:
  2. Proceed to the Fuel Master node installation.

Create a USB drive with the Fuel ISO on a UNIX system

After downloading the Fuel ISO image, you can use a USB flash drive to install Fuel on your machine.


Write the Fuel ISO image to the USB drive itself and not to one of its partitions, if any. For example, if you have a USB /dev/sdc with the /dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdc2 partititions, write the ISO to /dev/sdc.

To create a USB drive on a UNIX system:

  1. Plug in a USB drive to your machine.

  2. Run the following command:

    # dd if=/path-to-your-ISO of=/path-to-your-USB


    # dd if=/home/user/fuel-isos/fuel-9.0.iso of=/dev/sdc


    This operation wipes all the data you have on the USB drive and places a bootable Fuel ISO on it.

  3. Proceed to Install the Fuel Master node.