Contributed by tbert on Fri Feb 28 23:32:02 2014 (GMT)
from the twiddling-your-thumb-drives dept.
Chris Cappuccio (chris@)
the need for testing USB installer images on tech@:
Here are some potential USB installer images for OpenBSD/amd64 5.5
The install55.fs contains full installation packages. The
miniroot55.fs is a ramdisk-kernel only (for network installation or
Please test either on as many amd64 machines as you can with any USB
flash and any USB-CF adapters that you have.
Report failures and success of each image ASAP. Test as many flash
types (USB, CF-USB, old USB, new USB...) as you can.
SPECIFICALLY, IF you have a boot failure, I need to see the dmesg output
(and the fdisk and disklabel output from the machine if possible to boot
it another way). Any error messages displayed from the boot blocks or
BIOS are also essential.
gives the instructions for creating the installation media:
The installation entails:
dd if=miniroot55.fs of=/dev/rsd2c
Assuming your USB key is identified as 'sd2' after you plug it in
(Be careful not to write over a system disk!)
Also you can use
on Windows or other
platforms. All tests are welcome.
As the man says, download, install, and report. If you want to make USB installer images a regular offering, your efforts are required.