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Re: NetBSD LiveUSB


You say, "Make a NetBSD live image is so simple," but maybe only for you (and me:). Imagine those many users (I saw their blogs as they shed tears that "No USB image is available for NetBSD").

There are many users -
1) Like you and me
2) Like users in companies that need a quick decision, so how can this help 
them? -
They need to install NetBSD first, so they rather choose Linux (as installing is pain for such users). 3) Users like the second half of me who could not install NetBSD as I have about dozens of OS's on my HD and I could not install NetBSD on the same disk where I had OpenBSD (these probably do not like each other and I felt the same pain:). Deleting partitions would mean many hours of lost time for me. The second half of mine also includes this Tantric philosophy; I'd be happy to see a guy coming to a school and showing NetBSD on a USB stick to the school staff including little children. This is love. If you want to let people feel pain, that is probably your option. I could not install NetBSD with dozens of OS's on my HD and the work I did was my option.

Thank you,

Francisco Valladolid H. wrote:

Several projects are done for writing a :


Or, You can a NetBSD live system :

Make a NetBSD live image is so simple,

Best Regards.

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 2:19 AM, Thomas 
Mueller<>  wrote:
from Juraj Sipos:

I could not find a NetBSD Live USB image on the Internet, so I made my own.
I am contacting you on the recommendation of Hubert Feyrer, who wrote me:
thanks for your email - i think this is a very cool project!
I haven't found time to try it out myself, but there's a blog entry to point
people at it:
Maybe you want to write to and/or to tell people about this, too?
Keep up the good work!
Live USB allows users to see what NetBSD looks like without modifying the
hard drive.  Get a look-see before altering your hard drive.

I saw where I could download images for live USB OpenBSD and DragonFlyBSD,
but not NetBSD.

Build system in /usr/src for NetBSD 6 and HEAD can build a live USB image,
but this is only the base system.  I did this for HEAD but haven't tested it
yet.  No graphic interface because I prefer to try modular Xorg from pkgsrc.

You can also download NetBSD from

and install that to USB stick if desired, but again, this is only the base
system with no added packages.  I've done that several times.


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