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Old 04-27-2017, 09:08 AM   #1
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OpenBSD LiveUSB ...

It is viable this option ?

couldn't find another BSD liveCD-DVD-USB !


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I use E2B (Easy 2 Boot) to carry a couple dozen live-cd distributions with me, but most of them are Linux. (I have another with install ISO images, windows, kolibrios, and several versions of Linux.) I do not carry BSD, but this comment appears on the page of tested images
OpenBSD upgrade from ISO install57.iso v5.7 - see here. See also OpenBSD_install59.mnu Sample menu file and blog post here.

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Were I you, I would give it a try.
The page is here:
note, if you are starting from linux or bsd, there is a page for installing E2B from such an environment. The main install page is for Windows users, since they seem to need more help.
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Originally Posted by un1x View Post
It is viable this option ?
I don't recommend it. This dates from 2014, and would not be representative of an up-to-date, modern, supported release.

A little history, at least for this particular BSD:

About seven or eight years ago, it became possible -- and relatively easy -- to install OpenBSD directly onto a USB storage device and then boot from it. So the value of downloadable "live" OpenBSD systems became less and less useful.

I should know. I used to build them for public download, with a variety of desktop window managers. But the last "live" media build I did was in 2011, because installing onto a USB stick became a standard practice, and the "live media" builds eventually lost their value.
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couldn't find another BSD liveCD-DVD-USB !
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