--- "Alain G. Fabry" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Is it possible to boot FreeBSD from external USB > drive? > Have my XP PC from the office with many IT > restrictions. I'm however capable to boot from USB. > > If so, can you provide me some reference as on how > to do the installation? > > Thanks in advance, > > Alain as long as you have adequate capacity to install whatever amount of FreeBSD on your USB device, and the computer supports booting it it shouldn't be a problem. Worst case a simple grub boot disk to load the USB device might be in order. I say this only because my laptop doesn't always detect bootable USB devices. just try running the installation cd with the USB device and see what happens. Make sure your setting it up on the right drive (da0 assuming you have IDE hardrives) 5 gigs or so should be enough to install a system with some packages for the ports your installing. Building your own generally requires more space, at least this is what I seem to get away with for a minumum install. you can go less if all your want is console use. good luck -brian _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"