I want to dual boot mint with OpenBSD. I tried using the instructions here https://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html but it doesn't seem to be working when using a live USB (using the amd64 download available). It goes to blank screen with the cursor flashing.

Detailed questions:

# dd if=install*.fs of=/dev/rsd6c bs=1m is used to create the live USB. What is the debian/Mint/Ubuntu variant of this command?

If my usb stick is /dev/sdb1 do I use /dev/rsdb1?

What file system should the USB stick be?


  • Not sure about OpenBSD but when I played wtih FreeBSD I got an ISO image for the installer. If you can do the same, just use Mint's mint-stick (on the Menu as "USB Image Writer") to make a bootable USB. – ivanivan May 4 '18 at 20:08
  • I tried with the iso using unetbootin and the "USB Image Writer". I'll give mint stick another shot. – user3927312 May 4 '18 at 20:51
  • Also, what filesystem was it? – user3927312 May 4 '18 at 23:54

I got it working. I didn't get it to dual boot but at least I got an OpenBSD live disk working.

My workaround in case someone needs it: I used rufus on windows, downloaded a amd64 *.fs image for OpenBSD,set rufus to dd image and the rest was handled by rufus.

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