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Re: usb stick install
On 9/24/12 7:31 PM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 12:45:33PM -0400, kalin wrote:
i'm not sure what more exactly except the command itself with the output:
# dd if=NetBSD-6.0_RC1-i386-install.img of=/dev/disk2s2 bs=1m
I don't know what operating system this is -- I'm guessing OS X -- but
that command is almost certainly not right. You need to use the raw
device not the block device, and you need to use the whole-disk device,
not the device for some particular partition.
Also, the 1MB blocksize is not a good idea. It is too large and will
give unpredictable results on some systems particularly when using the
If it is in fact OS X you're using, try:
dd if=NetBSD-6.0_RC1-i386-install.img of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=64k
thanks. i figured as much. i was able to boot of the stick but getting
stuff like: hd0a:netbsd: No such file or directory.
same for netbsd.gz, onetbsd.gz, netbsd.old.gz, etc....
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