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OpenBSD USB install - Saos - 21-06-2013

Does anyone know how I can install OpenBSD to my hard drive from a USB stick? I've been searching for guides for days and haven't been able to find anything clear. All I can find are live bootable installs.

I don't have a disc drive which is why I'm asking. I'm also on a Win7 machine since it's all I have at the moment. I haven't been able to use *nix in almost a year and I need it back.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I figured you all would know better than I do.


RE: OpenBSD USB install - yrmt - 21-06-2013

- Download install50.iso from one of OpenBSD.org’s mirrors
- Create a qemu image
- Install a minimal OpenBSD environment to the image using qemu
- Copy the installation sets from the .iso to the image’s root
- dd the completed image to your usb device
- boot the usb from your bios and install OpenBSD to your harddrive


RE: OpenBSD USB install - yrmt - 21-06-2013

[Here!](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yO3--1tKmqU2oaTDpTtnxPo4XQVNChoozVoGUUiDTSY/edit)


RE: OpenBSD USB install - Saos - 22-06-2013

Need a BSD machine to do this from I suppose. Maybe I'll just buy an external optical drive or wait until I get a better machine. Thanks Beastie.


RE: OpenBSD USB install - Saos - 24-06-2013

HA. I feel like an idiot now. Thanks for reminding me of that shix.


RE: OpenBSD USB install - zygotb - 29-06-2013

(21-06-2013, 02:40 PM)Beastie Wrote: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yO3--1tKmqU2oaTDpTtnxPo4XQVNChoozVoGUUiDTSY/edit

Nice share boss!


RE: OpenBSD USB install - dcoppa - 05-07-2013

http://azbsd.org/~marco/openbsd/flashkeyinstaller/


RE: OpenBSD USB install - venam - 05-07-2013

It sure will help us a lot to have dcoppa with us.


RE: OpenBSD USB install - yrmt - 05-07-2013

Too bad plhk doesn't post here, we could have pretty epic OpenBSD wars.


RE: OpenBSD USB install - dcoppa - 06-07-2013

(05-07-2013, 03:57 PM)yrmt Wrote: Too bad plhk doesn't post here, we could have pretty epic OpenBSD wars.

I know Alexander. He'll win for sure :)