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Installing PC-BSD is very easy. However, you should review this section to make sure your hardware is supported and you know how to prepare your installation media.
 
Installing PC-BSD is very easy. However, you should review this section to make sure your hardware is supported and you know how to prepare your installation media.
 
=== Writing the ISO to Flash media ===
 
 
To write the USB IMG file to a Flash Card or USB pen drive you can do this with the Unix/Linux command '''dd''':
 
 
'''dd if=<path_to/img_file.img> of=/dev/da0 bs=1m'''
 
 
Just substitute da0 with the device name of your USB stick.
 
 
NOTE: The USB images are FreeBSD-UFS formatted, and will not show up as a viewable file-system under Windows.
 
 
ADD SECTION ON how-to to flash a USB pen drive with the installer image. On Unix system this can be done with dd(1) and on Windows there's a 
 
nice tool with gui written by the M0n0wall crew: http://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php
 

Revision as of 13:17, 30 September 2010

Installing PC-BSD is very easy. However, you should review this section to make sure your hardware is supported and you know how to prepare your installation media.