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Display a progress bar with dd when copying a FreeBSD image to usb stick PDF
Monday, 30 April 2012
If we want to install FreeBSD from an USB stick and we want first to put the FreeBSD image to that USB stick we can make use of pv progress bar when copying image using dd:

  dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img | pv -s 560M -petr | dd of=/dev/da1 bs=1M

Note: we used -s 560M to tell pv the size of our FreeBSD .img file.

 
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