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Re: Can I install NetBSD on the same usb installation disk?

On Fri 24 Nov 2017 at 07:47:49 -0700, Andy Ruhl wrote:
> This is probably off topic, but I'll try anyway. I want to create a
> USB install "disk", and then use another blank USB disk to install
> onto.
> Does this work? I haven't tried yet. This would be nice to test things
> out so I don't disrupt the internal disks.

I would definitely expect that to work, although it may need some
adjustment of disk references after.

You would need to have both usb sticks plugged in at the same time (you
cannot remove the install stick while using it). So initally you install
the system on the second stick, but when booting it, it will in most
cases be the first stick. If there is any reference in /etc/fstab you
would likely need to adjust it.

I also expect that you should be able to install into the free space
following the install image. But maybe the installer gets confused if it
sees 2 NetBSD partitions on the disk. I never tried it but I expect it
can be made to work.

> Andy

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