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Date:      Mon, 06 Aug 2007 10:53:02 -0500
From:      Reid Linnemann <>
Cc:        User questions <>
Subject:   Re: Installing from USB Flash Drive
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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:
> []On Behalf Of Reid Linnemann
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 8:54 AM
> To:
> 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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