[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #354: Handbook issue in "Writing an IMG File to Flash media" page

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Mon Jan 3 06:42:16 PST 2011


#354: Handbook issue in "Writing an IMG File to Flash media" page
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 Reporter:  segfault              |       Owner:     
     Type:  System Defect         |      Status:  new
 Priority:  major                 |   Milestone:     
Component:  System Configuration  |     Version:  8.1
 Keywords:  dd, handbook          |  
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 There are 2 minor changes I'd like to propose to the "Writing an IMG File
 to Flash media" page of the handbook:

 #1
 The specified command to write a USB image is as follows:
 {{{
 dd if=PCBSD8.1-x86-USB-bootonly.img of=/dev/da0 bs=5k
 }}}

 How this seems to consistantly end in a write error. I am able to write
 the image successfully with the following change:
 {{{
 dd if=PCBSD8.1-x86-USB-bootonly.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1M
 }}}
 I do not understand why either should not work. Perhaps this is a specific
 problem with my hardware. Has anyone else noticed this?


 #2
 The first sentence on the page says:
 {{{
 If you selected to download a "Boot only USB for network & internet
 installs" .img file, you can write the image file to a flash card or
 removable USB drive using the built-in dd command line utility on a BSD or
 Linux command system.
 }}}
 But should maybe be changed to include any USB image:
 {{{
 If you selected to download a "USB" .img file, you can write the image
 file to a flash card or removable USB drive using the built-in dd command
 line utility on a BSD or Linux command system.
 }}}

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