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

Do you have some hardware info?
From Linux, what's the output of


Make and model of the machine?
As much info as possible about your hardware.

Den lör 11 aug. 2018 17:00Wim Van Loock <> skrev:

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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