FreeBSD on USB drive for a MacBook Pro
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Sun May 31 01:36:51 UTC 2009
I'm looking for advice and/or pointers. I have an Intel-based MacBook Pro
and I would like to use a USB thumb drive to be able to boot FreeBSD on
it. Some questions:
1) Is this even possible? I've read that you _can_ boot Mac OS X from a
USB hard drive on a new MacBook but I'm not sure if the same goes for
non-Mac OSen or thumb drives.
2) What steps should I take to partition the thing? What boot code should
I use and where should it live? I'm planning to do a manual installation
in any event.
3) If I manage to get 1 and 2 sorted out, will I be able to boot the same
thumb drive on a regular PC? Will any additional steps be necessary?
4) Just to be contrary, I'd also like to use GELI (if possible) for
everything but /boot. Does needing an extra /boot partition change
I'll be doing some experimenting, but if some things are already known
(not) to work I'd like to start with as much info as possible.
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