Booting from Memory Stick

Tim Kellers timothyk at
Sat Mar 1 23:40:22 UTC 2008

I made a bootable system on a stick a few months ago.  I used it to dd 
clone a WinXP image to some Gateway desktops in a lab.  I think I just 
plugged the stick into my FreeBSD laptop fired up sysinstall and treated 
the stick as a da drive that needed a full install.


Derek Ragona wrote:
> At 03:23 PM 3/1/2008, jhall at wrote:
>> I am working on getting a FreeBSD system to boot from a USB memory 
>> stick.
>> Would it be possible to install the operating system using the 
>> following:
>> cd /usr/src
>> make DESTDIR=/mnt/usbdisk world
>> boot0cfg -v -B -o noupdate da0
>> Or, is there an easier way to do this?
>> Thanks,
>> Jay
> I don't know how to do this myself, but know it is available using 
> FreeNAS, which is based on FreeBSD.  FreeNAS information is at:
>         -Derek

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