Install from a USB Pen

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at
Thu Jul 16 01:50:45 UTC 2009

Randi Harper wrote:
> On 7/14/09, Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at> wrote:
>> What are the instructions for using this 8.0 memstick.img?
>> What raw size memstick is needed?
>> Is the 8.0 memstick.img the same content as the cd1 disk?
> Sigh. Reply-to-all fail. Resending.
> It's all in the email about the 8.0 BETA(s). Use dd, a memstick that
>  is of equal to or greater size than the memstick.img, and no, it's
>  different from disc1. It currently lacks packages, but it does include
>  livefs.
>  -- randi
The email about 8.0 BETA(s) was not posted to the questions list that is 
why I did not see it.

This is what I tried

$$$$ Plugging in the stick auto generated these messages

# /root >umass0: <vendor 0x0930 USB Flash Memory, class 0/0, rev 
2.00/2.00, addr  2> on uhub1
da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: < USB Flash Memory 6.50> Removable Direct Access SCSI-0 device
da0: 1.000MB/s transfers
da0: 1905MB (3903487 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 242C)
GEOM_LABEL: Label for provider da0s1 is msdosfs/ço¤¿òÚktñ

$$$$ I have to hit enter key to get prompt
$$$$ of=da0  or of=da0s1 resulted in same thing, no img on stick

# /usr >dd if=8.0-BETA1-i386-memstick.img of=da0 bs=10240 conv=sync
57412+0 records in
57412+0 records out
587898880 bytes transferred in 192.035793 secs (3061403 bytes/sec)

Can not mount with (mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt)
But (mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt) does work but
stick still contains the original data.
Has not been overwritten by the 8.0-BETA1-i386-memstick.img

What is the problem here?

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