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    PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/21/11/#USB

    What is this .img file? How do I copy the img file to my flash drive? Should I simply dd it to my flash drive?

    My flash drive's capacity is 2GB. Will this image fit in the drive?

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    dd

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    Thanks. I wish the PC-BSD folks documented it somewhere.

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    Quote Originally Posted by kpkeerthi View Post
    Thanks. I wish the PC-BSD folks documented it somewhere.
    They did, you were just to lazy to follow their instructions

    The very page you linked to says:
    Download PC-BSD PDF Print
    Download PC-BSD 7 (Release name: Fibonacci Edition)
    (Download PC-BSD Legacy 1.x here )

    PC-BSD is released under the BSD license

    Before downloading PC-BSD, you may want to have a look at the quick guide. You can report issues on the bug tracker or on the mailing list. If you like PC-BSD, please consider making a donation! If you are on a high-speed connection, and want to help mirror these files, you may do so here .
    Now if you looked at the quick guide you would have seen under section 2.6

    2.6 Writing the ISO to Flash media
    To write the USB ISO file to a Flash Card or USB pen drive you can do this with the Unix command 'dd':
    dd if=<path_to/img_file.iso> of=/dev/da0 bs=1m
    Just substitute da0 with the device name of your USB stick.

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    I didn't mean to criticize. Well... Yes, I'm an idiot.

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    Quote Originally Posted by kpkeerthi View Post
    I didn't mean to criticize. Well... Yes, I'm an idiot.
    No you are not an idiot. Never refer to yourself in a negative way. You just did not follow their instructions.

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    They did, you were just to lazy to follow their instructions

    The very page you linked to says:


    Now if you looked at the quick guide you would have seen under section 2.6

    2.6 Writing the ISO to Flash media
    To write the USB ISO file to a Flash Card or USB pen drive you can do this with the Unix command 'dd':
    dd if=<path_to/img_file.iso> of=/dev/da0 bs=1m
    Just substitute da0 with the device name of your USB stick.
    From Linux bs=1m is not accepted.
    bs=1M is.
    Last edited by thisllub; November 11th, 2008 at 08:37 PM.

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    They did, you were just to lazy to follow their instructions

    The very page you linked to says:


    Now if you looked at the quick guide you would have seen under section 2.6
    well, the code is for the *.iso file. does it also apply for the *.img file? btw, I'm currently using Vista x64. how can I install the pcbsd_usb.img file to my USB flash drive?

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    Quote Originally Posted by OTuRaNBoGHa View Post
    well, the code is for the *.iso file. does it also apply for the *.img file? btw, I'm currently using Vista x64. how can I install the pcbsd_usb.img file to my USB flash drive?
    It's a typo on their part as far as i can tell, I'm sure they meant *.img file as it's kinda pointless trying to write a *.iso to a flash key.

    No idea on how to do this in Vista, sorry.

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    Re: PC-BSD 7 Install Image Question

    im trying to figure thisout my self how do i boot with .img file with windows

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