USB Key Disk Boot
joe at via.net
Tue Nov 2 08:57:06 PST 2004
You neglect to state the minimum size USB key for a standard FreeBSD
On 11/2/04 12:07 AM, "Thyer, Matthew" <Matthew.Thyer at dsto.defence.gov.au>
> To install onto this device:
> Simply boot your installation media (CD) and do your installing on the device
> "da0" (the first SCSI device - this is likely to be your USB Key unless you
> already have SCSI hard disk drives in your system).
> As for booting, you will have to understand how to change your BIOS to ensure
> the correct boot order. Many BIOS's will boot on these devices if you have
> "USB-ZIP" as the first boot device. If that doesn't work try "USB-HDD" or
> just "USB".
> If your Key device is too small to accommodate a minimal install of FreeBSD
> then you will need to investigate the more embedded solutions such as PicoBSD.
> This is an advanced topic which will require an experienced UNIX specialist to
> implement. You may be able to find various how-to type procedures on the Web
> and the FreeBSD handbook should be very useful but this is not something for
> the fainthearted.
> As for the booting process, it is described in the manual page for "boot".
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