7

How can I create bootable usb stick with NetBSD installer on Linux?

I tried to use UNetBootin, but on download list there is only 4.0 version and when I select my ISO with 5.1 version it doesn't work (it create only few config files) . Other instruction that I found was NetBSD specific and I don't have NetBSD installed...

4

you don't need to create anything: NetBSD now provides the Installer on ready to use USB images. you can download them here: ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub//NetBSD/NetBSD-5.1/memstick/

1

If you have Ubuntu installed, try

System -> Administration -> Startup Disk Creator

Select your ISO and the USB drive, push the button... done!

  • Startup disk creator works only with Ubuntu and its derivatives. I've tried it. – user4399 Feb 2 '11 at 3:49
  • I used this before with non-Ubuntu images (even non-debian based ones). But yes, they were all Linux systems using grub bootloader. – chris Feb 2 '11 at 7:27
0

There is an iso prepared to be an usb stick like this one: https://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-7.1/images/NetBSD-7.1-amd64-install.img.gz

Just download it and then use dd

if you don't know how to use dd login as root and do that:

dd if=/home/user/Downloads/NetBSD-7.1-amd64-install.img.gz of=/dev/sdb

Note if means input file, so it needs a path, just put the path to locate the netbsd iso like i did. of means output file it needs a path to find the usb

You can use gparted or something like that {including dmesg} to find what name has your usb stick, in the example i did it means /dev/sdb, but sure your usb has a different one so look about.

PD be careful with dd, you can destroy data. Remember if it's input file and of output, so whatever device you put in of=/dev/device will be erased and writed

  • 1
    should not gunzip *.img.gz be done first, and then dd if=*.img` - to dump the raw usb image? – user86041 Nov 15 '18 at 6:51

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.