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Some one have an idea (USBKey + PfSense)
« on: November 29, 2005, 11:37:54 am »
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

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Re: Some one have an idea (USBKey + PfSense)
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2005, 05:24:10 pm »
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.

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Re: Some one have an idea (USBKey + PfSense)
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 08:00:10 am »
Oh thanks Hoba!

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

Thanks you so much!


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Re: Some one have an idea (USBKey + PfSense)
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2005, 08:04:02 am »
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.

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Re: Some one have an idea (USBKey + PfSense)
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2005, 09:04:56 am »


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