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  1. 4

    ashwin dexter winongo

    have been install pc bsd on my laptop. and wow it’s fast too as linux fedora 17. thanks for good review :)

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  2. 3

    kazuya

    Thanks finid. I have to download the USB image and use that command for the USB ISO image. Problem is that I cannot extract the USB image from the downloaded .img.bzr file.

    Any ideas?

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    1. 3.1

      finid

      That is a .bz2 image, not .bzr.

      That is just like a zip or compressed tar file, but archived with a different utility. To extract it, right-click on it from any file manager and select the Extract Here option. If the file manager you are using does not have that option, drop to the command line, change to the directory the downloaded image is in and type the following command:

      bzip2 -d filename

      Substitute filename for the name of the downloaded image, for example:

      bzip2 -d PCBSD9x86-USBimg.bz2

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    kazuya

    I want badly for PCBSD to work for me, but it never does. I can not even get the OS to boot. I have a 4Gig and 1Gig usb stick that I want to install USB image OS to, but I cannot even extract the ISO after install in linux in some cases.
    And I cannot use unetbootin to load the ISO to my USB.
    Would Grub recognize PCBSD so I can have the OS in a multi-boot.
    It looks nice, but that is pointless if I cannot boot it. I dont want to make any coaster DVDs. Is there a good howto for loading USBLite image to USB device. I use a linux distro primarily.

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    1. 2.1

      finid

      There is an article on dual-booting PC-BSD here. Should get you started.

      For getting it on a USB stick, just use the dd command like so:

      dd if=pcbsdFile of=/dev/sdWhatever

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