I like to use live FreeBSD in my USB flash drive. How can i do it ?

Please give clear way to do it.

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    If I search for "FreeBSD on USB" I get thousands of howtos and tutorial. What is your exact question? What have you did to achive your goal already? – echox Oct 5 '10 at 8:01

Go to http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ and download and install their software. Start the application, choose FreeBSD 8 as distribution and your USB stick at the bottom of the dialog and hit ok.


Nowadays you can just download the memstick image from FreeBSD, from the documentation on their download page:

memstick This can be written to an USB memory stick (flash drive) and used to do an install on machines capable of booting off USB drives. It also supports booting into a "livefs" based rescue mode. The documentation packages are provided but no other packages.

As one example of how to use the memstick image, assuming the USB drive appears as /dev/da0 on your machine something like this should work:

# dd if=FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=10240 conv=sync 

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