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Re: Trouble booting from thumb drive...

On Mon, Dec 05, 2011 at 03:13:08PM -0500, Ted Lemon wrote:
> I just got a new HP Proliant Microserver, which is a really great piece of 
> hardware, but I ran into an obstacle installing NetBSD on it.   It doesn't 
> have a DVD drive, so I copied a NetBSD install iso onto a thumb drive and 
> booted off of that.   The thumb drive fails to boot.

You can not expect to boot a random CD image as if it was a hard drive.
You'll want to set up a USB flash drive as if it was a hard drive and
place the relevant boot loader and install bits onto it.

        Jonathan Kollasch

> WRT the wicking, I'm more concerned about up-splash, but maybe I'm being 
> overly paranoid.
> The irony that I demanded a bunch of metal brackets for the deck, and now 
> we're talking about screwing a piece of PT directly to the zip sheathing, is 
> not lost on me... :)

If I didn't have context from elsewhere ...

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