An installation media, typically a physical device like a DVD or USB drive, contains the necessary software or operating system files required for installing or upgrading software on a computer. It serves as a bootable or executable platform to initiate the installation process. Users insert or connect the installation media to their computer, then follow prompts to install the software or operating system. Installation media is crucial for reinstallations, recoveries, or initial setups, enabling users to restore or set up their systems. It ensures easy access to essential files and simplifies the installation process by providing a centralized source of required data.
SambaBox is provided as an ISO image. Before installing SambaBox on a physical server, an installation media should be prepared from the ISO file. There is no need to make an installation media for virtual server installations.
The SambaBox ISO image can be easily burned to a USB stick. There are many paid / freeware tools available for creating USB installation media.
You can use the sample tools listed above on computers with MS-Windows, OS X and Linux operating systems.
In computers with Linux and OS X operating systems, writing the ISO image to the USB memory with the `dd` command can be done as follows.
You must change the ISO file name and USB device name in the command below!
dd if=SambaBox.x86_64-XXX.install.iso of=/dev/sdX