install on USB flash memory

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Mon Feb 12 17:12:58 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 05:22:59PM +0200, Todorov @ Paladin wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm trying ot install FBSD on USB flash (2.0) SanDisk 512MB. The
> procedure went good - I see first stage of the loader (which slice to
> boot from) and then continuously scrolling assembler data registers.
> My target is simple - booting FBSD from USB flash. I've tried tutorial
> from :
> Laptop is Centrino based and supports USB 2.0 and booting from USB "hdd".

I think this has been discussed before.  The problem is that FreeBSD's
bootloader doesn't support booting off of such devices, thus you
need to use GRUB or another bootloader.

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