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Old 27th October 2019
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Default Install image to which USB partition?

I apologise for this ridiculously simple question, but I want to ensure I do this correctly. (And further my mediocre knowledge.)

I want to write the install66.fs image to a USB stick that currently has OpenBSD 6.5 using FreeBSD. The stick shows up as:
Code:
$ ls /dev/da0*
/dev/da0   /dev/da0s1 /dev/da0s4
fdisk shows:
Code:
parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are:
cylinders=972 heads=255 sectors/track=63 (16065 blks/cyl)

parameters to be used for BIOS calculations are:
cylinders=972 heads=255 sectors/track=63 (16065 blks/cyl)

Media sector size is 512
Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1
Information from DOS bootblock is:
The data for partition 1 is:
sysid 239 (0xef),(EFI System Partition)
    start 64, size 960 (0 Meg), flag 0
	beg: cyl 1023/ head 255/ sector 63;
	end: cyl 1023/ head 255/ sector 63
The data for partition 2 is:
<UNUSED>
The data for partition 3 is:
<UNUSED>
The data for partition 4 is:
sysid 166 (0xa6),(OpenBSD)
    start 1024, size 920512 (449 Meg), flag 80 (active)
	beg: cyl 1023/ head 255/ sector 63;
	end: cyl 1023/ head 255/ sector 63
Should the image be written to da0s4 leaving the boot partition intact or would that confuse the installer?
If written to da0s1 would all four partitions be replaced or would the resulting image be a mess?
Or should the drive be wiped clean before installing the image?

The last option would obviously work, but is it necessary?
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