Installing FreeBSD 9.2 on a G5 without CD

Daniel Patón d.paton.d at
Tue Nov 26 10:15:51 UTC 2013

Dear list:

I want to comment how finally I had installed a FreeBSD 9.2 in a G5 using
an USB stick because I had detected some problems in certain instructions.

1) Download the image for memstick and powerpc architecture using wget
(with filemanager the image have mistakes)

2) Connect the memstick and dmesg. In my case the memstick is connected in

3) dd if=FreeBSD-9.2-RELEASE-powerpc-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=10240

4) Check that image is OK with md5

5) Connect the memstick in the first USB of MAC and switch on the G5 with

6) Firmware is on with the symbol "0 >"

Until here the instructions are common to many web pages BUT the following
is different in my case:

7) write this:

boot usb0/disk at 1:2,\\:tbxi

the instructions that certain web pages recommend are not appropriate in my
case. I do not the reason.


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