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Old 20th April 2017
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Can someone please tell me where I can find in the faq the instructions for formatting a usb flash drive? I thought I had seen it before, but I am unable to find it now.

I need to format it so I can then prepare to transfer the image install61.fs onto it.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Do you mean "Creating an install media"?
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#MkInsMedia
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Do you mean "Creating an install media"?
http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#MkInsMedia

Yes, but the usb flashdrive is currently formatted for fat32. Before I perform that step, don't I need to format it in openbsd?

here is what I have tried:

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# dd if=install61.fs of=/dev/rsd2c bs=1m
output

Code:
280+1 records in
280+1 records out
294092800 bytes transferred in 31.797 secs (9248854 bytes/sec)
Something seems to be wrong, and I checked the integrity of 'install61.fs' with signify. signature verified.

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You need to specifiy the image file, '*' is just a place holder:

For OpenBSD 6.1 you'd use:
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# dd if=install61.fs of=/dev/rsd2c bs=1m
And there's no need to re-format. You're writing an entire OpenBSD file system to the flashdrive, not just a bunch of files.
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You need to specifiy the image file, '*' is just a place holder:

For OpenBSD 6.1 you'd use:
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# dd if=install61.fs of=/dev/rsd2c bs=1m
And there's no need to re-format. You're writing an entire OpenBSD file system to the flashdrive, not just a bunch of files.
O.K. that worked, thanks.
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