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Re: install/53510: Can't install ISO on USB nor on DVD


First of all, thanks for trying to help me out!!

I am a step further now, I think.
In Linux I managed to make a USB-stick which
gives me the following menu:

1/Install NetBSD
2/Install - NO ACPI
3/Install - NO ACPI, NO SMP
4/Drop to boot prompt

But, whatever I choose, after passing
a lot of green text on the screen, the screen
stays black, nothing happens.

Any suggestions?


Wim Van Loock


Op 11/08/2018 om 15:00 schreef Martin Husemann:
The following reply was made to PR install/53510; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
Subject: Re: install/53510: Can't install ISO on USB nor on DVD
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 14:59:22 +0200

 For amd64 the easiest way to try is the USB image, if your machine
 has UEFI firmware:
 or if it uses BIOS:
 To put it onto install media, you would on a NetBSD or linux machine
 do something like:
    gunzip NetBSD-8.0-amd64-install.img.gz
    dd bs=1m if=NetBSD-8.0-amd64-install.img of=/dev/.... 
 (I don't know the proper device name on linux, on NetBSD it would likely
 be rsd0d).
 Or if you want to download/prepare the USB stick on Windows, you
 could use:
 Maybe the DVD you burned is bad? The ISO image works for me.


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