Subject: Re: ex0: device timeout
To: Andy Ruhl <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 01/18/2005 16:07:57
Andy Ruhl <> writes:
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 15:06:59 -0500, Perry E. Metzger <> wrote:
>> Second, these days my usual way of installing boxes isn't CDs but
>> disk-on-key USB frobs. We might want to distribute a disk-on-keyable
>> image as well. (I've discovered, btw, that the key to making USB flash
>> drives boot is putting a proper MBR on them...)
> Sorry to intrude, but did you say booting from USB drives?
> Is it possible to make PC or amd64 hardware do this?

It depends on your BIOS, but yes, many (possibly most) modern machines
can. Getting the USB drive set up properly is a bit tricky, though. As
I said, you pretty much have to have the proper MBR on it etc.