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Re: bootable usb stick (was: How do I keep testing current-amd64 witout so much trouble?)

On Wednesday 24 December 2008, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> Do you have an instruction how to install a bootable netbsd system on a usb
> stick?
> I thought about to do something, but wasn't sure if it will work with a usb
> stick which has a U3 system on it.

I naively followed the standard instructions for how to install NetBSD on a 
hard drive:

Create a disklabel with single "a" partition.
newfs a file system (I understand there are issues with this -- perhaps DOS fs 
would be better).
Mount the new file system on /mnt.
Use to install my already compiled NetBSD current to /mnt.
Copy over a kernel.
Install boot blocks using installboot.
Use fdisk to put down a MBR.

That was enough to allow me to boot single user -- which was all I needed.


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