Some one have an idea (USBKey + PfSense)



  • Hi all, im new in Open source world.

    I have an old box in the closet, this box does'nt have a CDrom or Floppy disk.
    What i want to do, is install PFSense with my USBKey.

    Its possible to install a thing like LiLo on my key and select what OS i want to install?

    examples;

    Lilo

    Pfsense.0.94 Install  –--Link with the extract boot iso image on Usb key
      FreeBsd6.0  Install    ---- Link with the extract boot iso image on Usb key
      OpenBSd  Install      ---- Link with the extract boot iso image on Usb key

    some one know if its possible?
    Thanks



  • Yes, this is doable. You might want to look at the image Bao of HACOM did: http://www.mail-archive.com/support@pfsense.com/msg02015.html
    He did an image that boots pfSense or IPCOP from the same drive using grub.



  • Oh thanks Hoba!

    You are my favorite Helper, you have always the Answer!

    Thanks you so much!



  • Thank you :D

    Btw, if this is a really old box check if it supports booting from USB at all before you put too much effort in creating the partitions.



  • In reality, it's not an old box, Its an "old" HP DL-380 G4 (about 1 year of life)…
    I see on the BIOS and they support boot by the usb port.

    thanks again


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