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To write the USB IMG file to a flash card or USB pen drive you can use the '''dd''' command from a BSD or Linux command system. On a FreeBSD system, this command will write the image to the first plugged in USB device:
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'''dd if=<path_to/img_file.img> of=/dev/da0 bs=5k'''
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The device name will be different on a Linux system. To determine your device name:
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To burn the image on a Windows system, you can use the [http://m0n0.ch/wall/physdiskwrite.php physdiskwrite] graphical utility.
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'''NOTE:''' The USB images are FreeBSD-UFS formatted, and will not show up as a viewable file-system under Windows.
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