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Old 14th June 2009
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Well isn't my tutorial but I think it may be useful for some people trying to get some FreeBSD on a diskless Netbook etc. pp.

http://miwi.bsdcrew.de/2009/06/freeb...h-a-usb-stick/
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It looks like FreeBSD will now be providing images for memory sticks. From the FreeBSD 8.0-BETA1 announcement:
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The amd64 and i386 architectures include a file named:

8.0-BETA1-<arch>-memstick.img

If you copy that to a USB memory stick newer machines should be able to
boot from it and use it to install from. Note that you need to
overwrite the contents of the memory stick completely, not copy it into
an existing filesystem on the memory stick. Exactly how you do that
depends on your machine but just to give you an example this works on
the machine I tested it with:

dd if=8.0-BETA1-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=10240 conv=sync

Be careful if you have SCSI drives, more USB disks than just the memory
stick, etc - make sure /dev/da0 (or whatever you use) is the memory
stick. Using this image for livefs based rescue mode is known to not
work, that is one of the things still being worked on.
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