Re: Looking for an usb bootable installer and/or iso image
On 14:40, email@example.com wrote:
> [...] I just downloaded about a counless number
> of ISO from daily, but none of them was able to find something
> to load [got only a "boot:" prompt].
"boot:" sounds like something else, maybe LILO on a local hard drive is
being booted instead of the USB media. The kFreeBSD ISO images should
show a graphical GRUB menu.
Firstly, are you sure your BIOS is set up for USB booting at all?
Have you tried booting anything else this way, such as a Debian
GNU/Linux Squeeze install image, or a Debian Live GNU/Linux image?
Also are you writing the ISO images to the USB drive correctly? It
must be written to the very start of the block device and not to a
partition, e.g. from Linux `dd bs=1M if=foo.iso of=/dev/sdX` (where X is
the USB drive) and especially not to /dev/sdX1 (first partition on the
drive). Othewise, some pre-existing bootloader on the drive (such as
LILO) might be getting booted instead of the real bootloader from the
installer ISO image.