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Old 03-28-2017, 09:09 PM   #1
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Unable to Burn PC-BSD


I'm trying to burn PC-BSD onto a USB. I've partitioned and formatted the USB. I've used Unetboot, UniversalUSB, Rawrite, and Win32Disk but upon booting into my USB, it acts as if I never even had anything in my USB.
 
Old 03-28-2017, 09:29 PM   #2
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Hi:

I stopped using Unetbootin because it can sometimes leave things behind on the flash drive.

Your best bet is to use the dd command.

How To Use The dd Command to Make A USB Flash Drive Bootable

Code:
First run fdisk -l to find out the device. /dev/sdx?

Than unmount
#umount /dev/sdx

#mkfs.vfat /dev/sdx -I

#umount /dev/sdg

Than write .iso to flash drive
#dd bs=4M if=path/to iso/name of .iso of=/dev/sdx && sync
Wait for the terminal to return to the bash prompt and you should be able to boot your usb flash drive.

IF your using a Windows machine try: Rufus
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

If that doesn't work than the controller inside the flash drive may be on it's way out.

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Old 03-28-2017, 09:29 PM   #3
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Have you just tried sudo dd if=<PC-BSD.ISO> of=/dev/sdx bs=4M
 
Old 03-28-2017, 09:33 PM   #4
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Hi:

I stopped using Unetbootin because it can sometimes leave things behind on the flash drive.

Your best bet is to use the dd command.

How To Use The dd Command to Make A USB Flash Drive Bootable

Code:
First run fdisk -l to find out the device. /dev/sdx?

Than unmount
#umount /dev/sdx

#mkfs.vfat /dev/sdx -I

#umount /dev/sdg

Than write .iso to flash drive
#dd bs=4M if=path/to iso/name of .iso of=/dev/sdx && sync
Wait for the terminal to return to the bash prompt and you should be able to boot your usb flash drive.

IF your using a Windows machine try: Rufus
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

If that doesn't work than the controller inside the flash drive may be on it's way out.
Already tried Rufus, but still had the same results. I forgot to mention Rufus actually.

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Have you just tried sudo dd if=<PC-BSD.ISO> of=/dev/sdx bs=4M
I'm on Windows 10 so I can't do that.
 
Old 03-28-2017, 09:55 PM   #6
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I'm on Windows 10 so I can't do that.
Use the Windows Program to burn the .iso of PC BSD to a DVD and try that way.

If you don't have a Program to do that have a look at these.

http://lifehacker.com/5100069/five-b...-burning-tools

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...almost-any-os/
 
Old 03-28-2017, 10:24 PM   #7
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Use the Windows Program to burn the .iso of PC BSD to a DVD and try that way.

If you don't have a Program to do that have a look at these.

http://lifehacker.com/5100069/five-b...-burning-tools

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...almost-any-os/
Like I said, I've used the Windows programs lists above, but all of them did not work. A few more that was unlisted I have also tried, but also did not work.
 
Old 03-28-2017, 11:31 PM   #8
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Like I said, I've used the Windows programs lists above, but all of them did not work. A few more that was unlisted I have also tried, but also did not work.
Check in the Windows Forums I'm out of ideas. Sorry:-

https://www.tenforums.com/

Join the PC BSD Forum
https://forums.pcbsd.org/
 
Old 03-29-2017, 04:06 AM   #9
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The .iso image is not a hybrid image since either 10.3 or 11-current (and same goes for TrueOS). So if you're using that, or following advice in this thread, it will not work.

Download the aptly named "USB" image file (.img) and use something like disk imager win32 to write the image to a flash memory stick. https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
 
Old 03-29-2017, 02:15 PM   #10
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The .iso image is not a hybrid image since either 10.3 or 11-current (and same goes for TrueOS). So if you're using that, or following advice in this thread, it will not work.

Download the aptly named "USB" image file (.img) and use something like disk imager win32 to write the image to a flash memory stick. https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
Where could I find the .img file? I'm looking right here on the PC-BSD site: http://pcbsd.org/download/

Sorry, I'm not sure which one gives me the .img file.
 
Old 03-30-2017, 09:08 AM   #11
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The ones with "USB" in the file name are the img files.

The full installer is 4.2GB, the netinstall is smaller but you will need an active network connection available.
 
  


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