Accessing device files over the network

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Sat Aug 19 18:27:19 UTC 2006

Girish Venkatachalam <girish1729 at> wrote:

> I want to make a USB flash stick. But I have USB ports
> only on my linux box. Whereas I would have to run
> bsdlabel from my FreeBSD box connected over the
> Ethernet.
> Any way out for me? :-)

Prepare a file backed "disk" with the size of
the flash stick, copy it to the Linux box
and use dd to transfer it to the flash stick.

mdconfig(8) and md(4) tell you the details.

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