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If you selected to download a "Boot only USB for network & internet installs" .img file, you can write the image file to a flash card or removable USB drive using the built-in '''dd''' command line utility on a BSD or Linux command system. On a FreeBSD system, the superuser can use this command to write the specified image in the current directory to the first plugged in USB device:
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'''dd if=PCBSD8.1-x86-USB-bootonly.img of=/dev/da0 bs=5k'''
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When using the '''dd''' command:
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* '''if=''' refers to the input file; in our case, the name of the file to be written
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* '''of=''' refers to the output file; in our case, the device name of the flash card or removable USB drive
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* '''bs=''' refers to the block size
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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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Latest revision as of 23:51, 22 December 2013

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