Subject: Re: Creating bootable USB disks
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/30/2007 10:33:28
On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 10:16:52AM +0100, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Apr 2007, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
> > I think it would be convenient for a lot of people if there were
> > images available for booting from USB keys.  [...] mount the ISO image
> > as a vnd [...] grub [...] FAT partition [...]
> You don't need grub; the NetBSD/i386 /usr/mdec/mbr_bootsel works just
> fine on a USB flash drive.  You can also partition the drive with an FFS
> partition, so you don't need a FAT partition.  You don't even need to
> mount the ISO image as a vnd, but it might be convenient to do so.

There is even bootx_fat16 which can be used to make the existing FAT16
filesystem on a USB key bootable.


David Laight: