I'd like to have FreeBSD even while travelling so I'm trying to install FreeBSD on usb stick. I tried to boot from CD and install from FTP on usb stick. This works but with 2 issues: 1. Despite I have a line in /etc/fstab: Code: /dev/da0s1a / ufs rw 1 1 root cannot be found on boot and I have to mount it manually in loader prompt. Then everything goes well. 2. /tmp and /var are on the stick so lots of writing occurs that is not good for this kind of media. I also tried this but there is a mess with fstab in that "howto": it drops me to single user mode and asks to correct fstab that is indeed unusual: Code: # Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass# /dev/ufs/FreeBSDonUSB / ufs rw,noatime 1 1 md /tmp mfs rw,-s16M,nosuid,noatime 0 0 md /var/run mfs rw,-s4M,nosuid,noatime 0 0 md /var/log mfs rw,-s16M,nosuid,noatime 0 0 /dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto,nosuid 0 0 /proc /proc procfs rw,noauto 0 0 /tmp /var/tmp nullfs rw 0 0 I prefer first option but I suspect that something wrong with that (looking normal) fstab too because trying to boot my another machine I'm getting something like: "no boot" "no ufs". Did somebody successfully installed FreeBSD on usb-stick with swap, /tmp and /var on local HDD or in memory?