Install Mikrotik on USB Flashdisk? Can it be? Maybe that question comes to your mind when you read the title of this Mikrotik Tutorial. Because it is usually Mikrotik is installed on the PC using the media CD / DVD or DOM installer. Maybe there is also thought that the title above means installs Mikrotik from USB Flashdisk as installation media. But that is not so.
Tutorial How to Install Mikrotik on USB FlashDisk really discusses how to install Mikrotik RouterOS into USB FlashDisk. The trick is to use the help NetInstall Mikrotik software.
So hopefully, the installation file that is planted on USB FlashDisk can be run on PC / Laptop that supports booting via USB Drive. The form so kind of Live CD Mikrotik that can be used without the need to install many times, just once installation.
Tutorial How to Install Mikrotik on USB FlashDisk.
1. Provide USB FlashDisk
Please find USB FlashDisk that can still be used and for its capacity is up, want 2 GB or 8 GB no problem. FlashDisk capacity this will be the HDD disk on Mikrotik.
2. Download Installer File RouterOS x86 ISO
Go to download page mikrotik.com/download scroll to x86 section, choose CD Image installer with extension .iso.
3. Download the NetInstall Installer Software
Still on the same download page, scroll down again, select NetInstall.
4. Extract Software NetInstall Mikrotik
You can extract the first NetInstall zip file or it can be opened immediately.
5. Format USB Flashdisk with a FAT32 system
First format its USB FD. Pastika there is no important data in it.
6. Copying Process RouterOS Files to Flashdisk
7. Now insert the dongle in a PC and boot from USB