Are all USB Flash Memory sticks bootable?

Sergio de Almeida Lenzi lenzi.sergio at
Thu Jul 23 13:27:13 UTC 2009

Em Qui, 2009-07-23 às 12:52 +0800, Fbsd1 escreveu:

I found here that some bios does have problem with booting
from partitions they do not know....

So first I initialize the USB stick with....
dd count=100 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0
fdisk -BI da0
than edit the partitions...
ls /dev/da* should show da0s1 da0s2
disklabel -wB da0s1
disklabel -wB da0s2
newfs -L Freebsd7 da0s1a
newfs -L Freebsd8 da0s2a
boot0cfg -vB da0
mount the partitions, copy the files
boot from the usb...  it will show you the F1 F2 chooser....

for me, this worked


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