Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#354 closed System Defect (fixed)

Handbook issue in "Writing an IMG File to Flash media" page

Reported by: segfault Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 8.1
Keywords: dd, handbook Cc: trac-bugs@…

Description

There are 2 minor changes I'd like to propose to the "Writing an IMG File to Flash media" page of the handbook:

#1
The specified command to write a USB image is as follows:

dd if=PCBSD8.1-x86-USB-bootonly.img of=/dev/da0 bs=5k

How this seems to consistantly end in a write error. I am able to write the image successfully with the following change:

dd if=PCBSD8.1-x86-USB-bootonly.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1M

I do not understand why either should not work. Perhaps this is a specific problem with my hardware. Has anyone else noticed this?

#2
The first sentence on the page says:

If you selected to download a "Boot only USB for network & internet installs" .img file, you can write the image file to a flash card or removable USB drive using the built-in dd command line utility on a BSD or Linux command system.

But should maybe be changed to include any USB image:

If you selected to download a "USB" .img file, you can write the image file to a flash card or removable USB drive using the built-in dd command line utility on a BSD or Linux command system.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by dlavigne

This page has been updated. The conv=sync option should address the write error.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by dlavigne

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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