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Old 20th April 2017
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I have a USB Flashdrive with install61.fs on it, that I need to boot. Is there a way to boot by plugging it into a machine that has 6.0 installed, and initiating the install without having to reboot? I think there is but I am not quite familiar with the process, like maybe using a

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If you already have OpenBSD installed and running, you do not need to have install media at all. You only need to download the new RAMDISK kernel file -- bsd.rd -- and place it in your root directory. You'll still need to reboot and direct your bootloader to boot this new RAMDISK kernel.

If you are already running the RAMDISK kernel, and are in its shell, you can (re)start the upgrade script or the install script with one of these commands:

# upgrade

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# install

In both cases, you *must* have booted the RAMDISK kernel. Either from an OpenBSD bootloader or from install media that contains an OpenBSD bootloader.
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If you already have OpenBSD installed and running, you do not need to have install media at all. You only need to download the new RAMDISK kernel file -- bsd.rd -- and place it in your root directory. You'll still need to reboot and direct your bootloader to boot this new RAMDISK kernel.

If you are already running the RAMDISK kernel, and are in its shell, you can (re)start the upgrade script or the install script with one of these commands:

# upgrade

or

# install

In both cases, you *must* have booted the RAMDISK kernel. Either from an OpenBSD bootloader or from install media that contains an OpenBSD bootloader.

That did it, that is, I used --bsd.rd-- and pointed to it from boot.conf. Rebooted, and it started. Installation was a success. Now I have to work on other configs, but, tomorrow is another day.
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