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Before You Begin
You should have already downloaded the Syslinux and Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant archive files. See How to Get the Syslinux and Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Software.
As an alternative, you can use a Windows autorun HTML application to automate this procedure described in How to Prepare an Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant USB Flash Drive With Windows Autorun.
Caution - Be sure to confirm and make a note of the device name of the USB flash drive (for example, A: or B:). The instructions listed here require you to delete an existing partition(s) on the USB flash drive. Misidentifying the device can result in the accidental erasure of content on an existing drive.
The format screen box appears.
The flash disk is formatted.
The Format screen box closes.
The Run screen box appears.
path\syslinux.exe -ma X:
where path is the path to where syslinux.exe was extracted (typically under resources\autorun\windows) and X is the drive letter for your USB flash drive (for example, A: or B:)
This creates a file ldlinux.sys on the drive and makes it boot capable.
The USB flash drive is now ready to boot the Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant application.