This section explains how to create a Qumulo Core USB Drive Installer on macOS or Windows.

Prerequisites

  • USB drive (4 GB minimum)
  • Qumulo Core USB installer image from the Qumulo Care Team

To Create a USB Drive Installer on macOS

  1. Open Terminal and log in as root by using the sudo -s command.

  2. Insert your USB drive and then find its disk label by using the diskutil list command.

    In the following example, the USB drive’s device label is disk2.

    /dev/disk2 (external, physical):
       #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:             Windows_FAT_32 MY_USB_DRIVE            *32.0 GB    disk2
    
  3. To unmount the USB drive, use your USB drive’s device label. For example:

    diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2
    
  4. To write the Qumulo Core USB installer image to your USB drive, specify the path to your image file and the USB drive’s device label. For example:

    dd if=/path-to-image-file/ of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=2m
    
  5. Eject your Qumulo Core USB Drive Installer. For example:

    diskutil eject disk2
    

To Create a USB Drive Installer on Windows

To create a USB Drive Installer on Windows, you must use a third-party application such as Rufus. We recommend Rufus because it can detect many USB storage devices (rather than only Windows-compatible ones).

  1. Insert your USB drive and run Rufus.

  2. Under Drive Properties, select a device and the path to the Qumulo Core USB installer image.

  3. For Partition scheme, select MBR and for Target System, select BIOS or UEFI.

  4. Under Format Options, ensure that the File system is set to FAT32 (Default) and Cluster size is set to 4096 bytes (Default).

  5. Click Start.

  6. If prompted to download a new version of GRUB or vesamenu.c32, click No.

  7. When the ISOHybrid image detected dialog box appears, click Write in DD Image mode and then click OK.

  8. To confirm the operation, destroy all data on the USB drive, and image the drive click OK.