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Writting an FreeBSD USB image to a stick from OSX Terminal PDF
Thursday, 10 November 2011
For that purpose we will use diskutil to identify our USB drive and then dd command to write our FreeBSD image to our USB drive:

  diskutil list

To get more info about a drive from the liste we've got by running previous command we could run:

  diskutil info disk1

We notice our drive is /dev/disk1, then we use dd to write image on our USB drive:

  dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RC1-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m

The image must be .img (which is USB stick image, and not .iso which is for CDs) downloaded from ftp.freebsd.org (or from other FreeBSD mirrors).

Don't forget to specify block size (bs=1m parameter), otherwise it will take too long, by writting image in blocks of 512bytes.

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