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Date:      Mon, 06 Aug 2007 10:53:02 -0500
From:      Reid Linnemann <lreid@cs.okstate.edu>
To:        fbsd2@a1poweruser.com
Cc:        User questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Installing from USB Flash Drive
Message-ID:  <46B743DE.4010205@cs.okstate.edu>
In-Reply-To: <NBECLJEKGLBKHHFFANMBKEMGCFAA.fbsd2@a1poweruser.com>
References:  <NBECLJEKGLBKHHFFANMBKEMGCFAA.fbsd2@a1poweruser.com>

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Written by fbsd2 on 08/06/07 09:08>>
> 
> 
>> You are correct, there is no option for a USB flash drive for your
>> installation media. However, it is not a show stopper - you have the
>> "file system" media option. You should mount the flash disk and use this
>> option.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Reid Linnemann
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 8:54 AM
> To: fbsd2@a1poweruser.com
> Cc: Ross Penner; User questions
> Subject: Re: Installing from USB Flash Drive
> 
> When booting the USB flash drive which contains the install cd1 iso you go
> into sysinstall by default.
> There is no way to stay in the sysinstall pgm and issue a mount command for
> da0 that I can find.
> Exiting sysinstall just causes a reboot and you are right back at point you
> just left.
> 
> Please explain how to mount USB flash drive when it's all ready used to boot
> from.
> 
> 

As I recall, the system starts up a shell on ttyv3 and you also have the 
root menu option "Fixit" to enter a shell.



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