PCBSD install to USB - use PC-BSD Bootloader ?

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PCBSD install to USB - use PC-BSD Bootloader ?

Postby jenaniston » 07 Jan 2010, 19:07

Any experts have any advice - or pros and con - of this install choice ? Thanks.

I am running a PCBSD-8.0-BETA Hubble edition in Live mode off a DVD iso http://www.pcbsd.org/content/view/137/11/

While it is a nice start - in order to pkg_add (including a dhcp server) I think I can full install PC-BSD (or even full FreeBSD) to an 8GB USB (device da0 - and being sure NOT to install to the university computer hard drive 150 GB Seagate listed as devive ad4 !)

Any feelings/ideas about checking the box shown at bottom of the current install screen Install PC-BSD Bootloader ?

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Thanks again for any suggestions or criticism.
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Postby foldingstock » 07 Jan 2010, 20:38

I'm not positive, but I believe PCBSD requires 10GB of disk space or more. I do not think the installer will let you continue if your drive is smaller than 10GB.

That said, I am not familiar enough with it to know how it handles the bootloader. You would be best served asking such a direct question on the PCBSD forums.
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