Sophos UTM 9.x USB install

January 16th, 2014 | Categories: Hardware, Linux, Personal

Today I had to reinstall my gateway/firewall but I no longer had blank CD’s.

I usually prefer to use a USB key but the asg-9.x.iso from Sophos has some issues with this.
I fixed it in a few minutes by comparing the mounts in a VM when booting from an ISO and the mounts when booting from USB.

The problem is that the installer only tries to mount the cd rom and not USB keys to /install.

  1. download the iso
  2. download rufus usb tool
  3. write the iso to the USB using rufus
  4. boot from the usb key
  5. hit ‘return’ to start the installer
  6. hit ‘ALT+F2’
  7. find the device name for your usb key (dmesg | grep sd)
  8. mount the usb on /install (mount /dev/sdb1 /install)
  9. hit ‘ALT+F1’ to return to the install
  10. installer will now work

Hopefully this is useful.

  1. Coligulus
    March 13th, 2014 at 20:19
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    Yes it was useful. Thanks so much for taking the time to make this information available

  2. April 23rd, 2014 at 23:07
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    This was a great tutorial. I couldn’t get the damn installer to boot at all but this did the trick. Thanks!

  3. Rajesh Patel
    April 25th, 2014 at 12:54
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    Thanks it works as accepted…..:-)

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