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misc/45155: there are no usb-stick installer images

>Number:         45155
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       there are no usb-stick installer images
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jul 17 19:30:01 +0000 2011
>Originator:     David A. Holland
>Release:        HEAD

At least ports for which ~modern hardware exists (i386, amd64,
sparc64, ...) should provide install images for usb sticks, since this
is now by far the easiest way to create install media. But we only
have CD images and floppies. Putting either directly on a USB stick
doesn't quite work.


All you need to do is make a disk image, disklabel and/or fdisk it
like a hard drive, and run installboot on it. Existing image contents
from floppies should be fine.

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