Originally Posted by lawmanuk
thanks, I just downloaded it.
i'm not sure how to get it going though.
is the correct command
dd if=pcbsd.img of=/dev/sdb5
where of is the partition on the usb disk?
1. can it be written to a partition on the usb hdd, or does it need to take over the whole of the usb hdd?
2. does it need a bootloader on the mbr of the usb hdd to make it work? or is that included when written to the whole drive?
ps. (noob here!- as if you didn't know)
I am no expert, but I have managed to put it on a USB flash drive with the following line, ( courtesy of Kris ), in a terminal: "dd if=/pathToThePCBSD-7-image.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1m". I also deleted the partition on the flash drive before using it.
I have not tried putting it on an external USB HD, though. If you use the flash drive make sure you have one that is 4gb as 2gb is too small.
Just make sure you put the flash drive at the head of the boot list unless you have a key that will bring up a boot device list to select from.