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I've tried creating bootable for PCBSD using dd as mentioned on PCBSD website documentation and also in the Preinstall Instruction. I also tried "sync"-ing as mentioned here but it doesn't seem to work. I tried booting my laptop in both legacy and UEFI mode with secure boot disabled. Currently I'm using Kali Linux and when I restart my system with my USB drive plugged in, it simply goes to GRUB menu with Kali to choose.

When I type F12 on my dell laptop to enter boot options on startup I do not see my USB drive in my boot options. Any idea?

PS : I'm also sure that the image file was properly downloaded because the same image file works fine in virtualbox.

  • Can you add the donwload link or the exact image file? – GAD3R Nov 13 '16 at 14:43
  • @GAD3R : I went to the official website and downloaded the desktop image(The first image among the three available images). – 7_R3X Nov 13 '16 at 15:37
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To create a bootable USB for PCBSD you should use the PCBSD10.3-RELEASE-03-31-2016-x64-USB.img image file , it can be downloaded from here:

wget http://iso.cdn.pcbsd.org/10.3-RELEASE/amd64/PCBSD10.3-RELEASE-03-31-2016-x64-USB.img

Then use the dd command as follows:

dd if=PCBSD10.3-RELEASE-03-31-2016-x64-USB.img of=/dev/sdx bs=1M

Edit:

Please note that you must use the .img file to burn to a USB device on 11.0-Current TrueOS / PC-BSD. The .iso image is no longer hybrid.

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    Gosh! I missed the instruction that the DVD image for PCBSD is no longer hybrid. Thanks! Please state this fact in your answer for anyone to visit this post in future. – 7_R3X Nov 13 '16 at 16:49

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