Can the install floppy data go on a flash drive?
dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Mon Jun 28 16:50:45 PDT 2004
On Sun, 27 Jun 2004, Tom Parquette wrote:
> This may sound a little odd but I was wondering if there is a way I can
> get the data from the 5.2.1 install floppies onto a flash drive and boot
> the install process from the flash drive.
> The machine in question does not have a floppy or CD-ROM drive so my
> options are:
> 1) temporarilly connect a floppy drive
> 2) Figure out how to get PXE to work for an install process
> 3) Some other option yet to be determined
Sounds like you're building a small machine, i.e. soekris. Take a look at
MiniBSD for a recipe:
I was able to fit the entire system on a 256MB flash, but if you have a
smaller flash card they have instructions for paring it down. I used a
laptop with a CF-PCMCIA adapter as the build host. Twiddling the fdisk
table for it is a little tricky but can be done.
Doug White | FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
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