Installation from USB Thumb Drive?
I have a box without any type of cd-rom in it that I'd like to use for pfsense. The box can boot from a USB drive but I don't see any type of Live-USB release.
Is there a simple means to prep a usb drive for and use one as a Live-CD (which can later be used for hard-drive installation) ?
use physdiskwrite to write the embedded image to the thumbdrive. With the correct usb boot emulation you can run the complete system including holding config.xml from the thumbdrive.
Am I correct in assuming, then, that an equivalent operation would be:
zcat pfsense-1.2-RC4-LiveCD-installer.iso.gz | dd of=/dev/sda bs=16k
I had wondered if that's all it took or if I was going to have to do some other form of boot patching.
yes, the process is basically the same like when writing the image to a cf-card.