DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-11
Re: Acer Aspire One (150)
On Nov 13, 2008, at 4:31 PM, Christopher Rawnsley wrote:
On 12 Nov 2008, at 23:21, Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
What I do when I want to install OpenBSD is: download an appropriate
bsd.rd  to an existing OpenBSD installation on a USB HDD, boot
the said USB HDD on the new hardware to which brand-new HDD we're
about to install an OS, type "boot bsd.rd" (or whatever the name
you've given to your copy of a bsd.rd for this specific
Ah thanks for pointing that out. I didn't come across that in my OS
exploring but I'll keep that in mind for the future. For now,
however, I would like to concentrate on DF :)
I referenced a . How un-computer science-y of me. Tut.
On 13 Nov 2008, at 01:06, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
Looking at the script, it appears to mount the ISO and then copy
over to the USB drive. The nrelease process for building a LiveCD on
DragonFly puts together the same set of system files in the
could probably use that process to create the USB drive. It'd
able to "clone" an up-to-date system similar in spirit, if not in
to what Constantine described.
Thanks for the pointer. I've not used the nrelease yet so I'll see
how it fairs.
Also, if you're lacking a CDROM but have a workable network
the netboot facility on the DragonFly CD works very well; you just
network connection and another device to boot the CD on. I was
use it with a old desktop chassis that had only the CPU, RAM, and
Up until recently I lacked a network that I could mess about on. I
also lack a DragonFly box which means that I can't use nrelease (at
least for initial setup). Prices of being away from home!
I'll try some stuff tonight and see if I get anywhere... Thanks for
Do anyone knows why it's impossible to install from an external USB
I'm very interested in the outcome of this.
I'll try to figure out something myself.
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