FreeBSD USB Install
ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 03:58:29 PST 2009
Brian McCann wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> wrote:
>> El día Wednesday, January 07, 2009 a las 03:17:02PM +0100, Polytropon escribió:
>>> I could only suggest to eliminate all slices and partitions on the
>>> thumb drive (such as it was a new "disk" right from the factory)
>>> and let sysinstall put slice and partitions onto it.
>> The problem is that 'from the factory' sometimnes they come already Windows-like
>> formated; I've wiped out all with:
>> # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 bs=1m
>> (double check that /dev/da0 is really the device you want to clean)
> Ok...so I zero'd out two different thumb drives (one 1gb stick,
> another a 4gb stick...not that it matters)...and both of them failed
> in the same way. I boot the machine with nothing but the CD-Rom drive
> and the USB stick. No fancy options or anything in the install
> process...just create one slice that takes up the whole drive, then
> one parition (da0s1a) mounted as "/"...about as basic as you can get.
> Any other thoughts? I don't understand why this wouldn't work...it's
> just another drive...
> Thanks for all the input!
You're installing it into a single partition? Just / with everything on it?
Maybe try the standard installation procedure with a /, swap, tmp, var
and user. Let sysinstall do its job and use auto-defaults.
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