2009/5/31 John Nielsen <li...@jnielsen.net>: > I'm looking for advice and/or pointers. I have an Intel-based MacBook Pro > and I would like to use a USB thumb drive to be able to boot FreeBSD on > it. Some questions: > > 1) Is this even possible? I've read that you _can_ boot Mac OS X from a > USB hard drive on a new MacBook but I'm not sure if the same goes for > non-Mac OSen or thumb drives.
Yes. It is possible; as long as you can fit it on. The EFI is quite capable of handling USB sticks. > 2) What steps should I take to partition the thing? What boot code should > I use and where should it live? I'm planning to do a manual installation > in any event. Use Disk Utility, and use GPT layout, as long as you don't care about booting then stick on PCs. > 3) If I manage to get 1 and 2 sorted out, will I be able to boot the same > thumb drive on a regular PC? Will any additional steps be necessary? See above. > 4) Just to be contrary, I'd also like to use GELI (if possible) for > everything but /boot. Does needing an extra /boot partition change > anything? Doubt it, that shouldn't be a problem. See http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=view&parentID=14468 > I'll be doing some experimenting, but if some things are already known > (not) to work I'd like to start with as much info as possible. > > Thanks, > > JN Good luck. Chris -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in a mailing list? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"