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can openbsd be installed and booted from a pen drive??
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- Subject: can openbsd be installed and booted from a pen drive??
- From: "Sweetleaf" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 21:16:23 -0800
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Has anyone successfully setup and booted openbsd 3.x from a usb pen
drive. I have a 128 mb cigar pro-2 usb pen drive and cant seem to get it
to work,, boot. I am trying to load openbsd 3.4, the 3.4 boot cd find and
loads the pen drive as sd0, setup ask me which drive to install to and
has [sd0] there by default....and i select to use all of sd0. The pen
drive is then partitioned and formated successfully..... the bsd, base
and etc packages are installed successfully. The whole install seems to
go fine and i choose my US/Central time-zone and then all the device
nodes are make successfully but then i get a message right at the end
that says ./installboot could not install the boot-loader because of
geometry problems or something. So, in a nut shell i am able to install
openbsd to the pen drive but the booting issues have me stumped. I
searched google for awhile and found this..
It does not work for me as i get messages from fdisk to use chs format. I
read in the faq about how openbsd boots and it gave a example which i
tried to fit to my situation....so i tried this
Booted from the boot.cd and choose shell mode.
# cd /usr/mdec
# ./installboot -h 64 -s 32 boot biosboot /dev rsd0c
That does something as the light on the pen drive flicker and i get a
report about it being installed across the drive or something...but still
not able to boot from it and i have tried all the setting...usb-hdd,
usb-zip, usb-rmd etc... in the bios.
This would be nice for a firewall, just plug the pen drive in a presto
Thanks in advance.
#fdisk -E sd0
disk scsi disk
label usb flash disk
rpm 3600 **dont know why it show this but its there.
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