Installing from USB Flash Drive
fbsd2 at a1poweruser.com
Mon Aug 6 16:36:12 UTC 2007
Written by fbsd2 on 08/06/07 09:08>>
>> You are correct, there is no option for a USB flash drive for your
>> installation media. However, it is not a show stopper - you have the
>> "file system" media option. You should mount the flash disk and use this
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Reid Linnemann
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 8:54 AM
> To: fbsd2 at a1poweruser.com
> Cc: Ross Penner; User questions
> Subject: Re: Installing from USB Flash Drive
> When booting the USB flash drive which contains the install cd1 iso you go
> into sysinstall by default.
> There is no way to stay in the sysinstall pgm and issue a mount command
> da0 that I can find.
> Exiting sysinstall just causes a reboot and you are right back at point
> just left.
> Please explain how to mount USB flash drive when it's all ready used to
As I recall, the system starts up a shell on ttyv3 and you also have the
root menu option "Fixit" to enter a shell.
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Reid Linnemann
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 11:53 AM
To: fbsd2 at a1poweruser.com
Cc: User questions
Subject: Re: Installing from USB Flash Drive
I already tried that. Fixit starts tty4 and I issued mount /dev/da0 /mnt
and got "mount not found"
Alt f2 is the default debug session and mount /dev/da0 /mnt worked from
there, but still no joy.
When sysinstall try's to get the source to install it says unable to
transfer distribution source from ufs.
Still looks like a showstopper to me.
I am ready submitted a bug report to add USB-dd as supported install media
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