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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2007 12:36:11 -0400
From:      "fbsd2" <fbsd2@a1poweruser.com>
To:        "Reid Linnemann" <lreid@cs.okstate.edu>
Cc:        User questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Installing from USB Flash Drive
Message-ID:  <NBECLJEKGLBKHHFFANMBAEMKCFAA.fbsd2@a1poweruser.com>
In-Reply-To: <46B743DE.4010205@cs.okstate.edu>

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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.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Reid Linnemann
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 11:53 AM
To: fbsd2@a1poweruser.com
Cc: User questions
Subject: Re: Installing from USB Flash Drive

	I already tried that.  Fixit starts tty4 and I issued   mount /dev/da0 /mnt
and got  "mount not found"
	Alt f2  is the default debug session and mount /dev/da0 /mnt worked from
there, but still no joy.
	When sysinstall try's to get the source to install it says unable to
transfer distribution source from ufs.
	Still looks like a showstopper to me.
	I am ready submitted a bug report to add USB-dd as supported install media
in sysinstall.


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