Can't boot off the USB image
rocwhite168 at 163.com
Thu Feb 18 19:34:27 UTC 2010
Sorry for the ambiguity, but I meant the flash drive... While I waited
for responses from the mailing list last night, I kept on searching
the Internet for possible solutions, and finally solved the problem by
first cleaning the the flash drive: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1k
count=1, then writing the image to it.
Thanks for your information anyway! And I'll read the article later.
Sorry to everyone if I raised a possibly repeated question!
2010/2/18 Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com>:
> rocwhite168 wrote:
>> My computers (Dell SX280 PCs or Dell D600 laptop) seem
>>to refuse to boot off the USB disk with non-Windows images are
>>written to it (I have also tried OpenSolaris images).
>>I've tried using dd to write the .img files, or using unetbootin to
>>write either .img or .iso images, or using UltraISO to write the iso
>>files to my USB disk, but all the methods failed. But if the image was >a
>> Windows boot disk, it did work. Does anyone know what the problem >could be?
>> Is it simply because the computers are to old? Or do I
>>have to do anything special for the FreeBSD images to make the >computers
>> boot off a USB device?
>> Thank you very much!
> When you say USB disk, you do mean an USB cabled external disk hard drive
> correct? That being the case, you have to download the FreeBSD disc1.iso
> file and burn it to a cdrom disk and then boot off that to start the
> sysinstall process to populate your USB cabled external disk hard drive with
> the FreeBSD operating system. Reading the FreeBSD manual on the install
> process or the Freebsd install guide should help you a lot.
> Now if on the other hand you are really talking about a (USB memory stick,
> flash drive, key disk, stick disk, or pen) which all mean the same thing,
> then you should read this article "Everything you want to know about
> Installing FreeBSD on a USB stick"
> If none of this helps you then repost with an more detailed description of
> just what you did and what the result was.
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