Monday, October 13, 2008

PC-BSD on a USB memory stick

My goal was simple: create a bootable USB memory stick and copy the install image of PC-BSD onto the USB memory stick.

This was achieved w/o much trouble using my FreeBSD server at work. I performed the following operations logged in as root.

The USB image was downloaded from the PC-BSD website

Assumption: the USB memory stick is plugged into the server at /dev/da0

# fdisk -BI /dev/da0
# bsdlabel -w -B /dev/da0s1
# newfs /dev/da0
# dd if=/usr/home/kengell/PCBSD7-x86-USB.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1m


Nathan said...

Awesome instructions on booting PC-BSD from a USB drive. I followed your instructions and it seems to be working. So I gave you props on my blog.



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