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by Zerotetration
25 Mar 2019, 01:33
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems

Ed a little off topic but...I think you are inadvertently making this more complicated than you have to regarding trying out OpenBSD. If you want to try out OpenBSD without installing to your hard disk: 1. Get a USB flash drive 1 GB or larger in size. Make sure it has nothing you want to keep on it ...
by Zerotetration
24 Mar 2019, 14:34
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems

If you want to try a "live" version of OpenBSD it is very simple. You download and dd the install file system image to a flash drive. The image file might be something like install64.fs Then you boot to the installer from the flash drive. The installer is a "ramdisk" image (bsd.rd) so you can instal...
by Zerotetration
24 Mar 2019, 14:13
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems

@Zerotetration, if you're still with us, here is a hybrid iso that you can dd to a flash drive: Porteus-XFCE-v4.0-x86_64-hybrid.iso md5sum= 84a29562437530112976e71f9c2a7252 Thanks a lot, ncmprhnsbl. I'll try that today. I was very busy this week so did not get to check replies until today. I would ...
by Zerotetration
24 Mar 2019, 14:08
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems

Zerotetration have you looked at the make_iso.sh script in the Porteus ISO's /porteus/ folder? It looks like it will do what you want. BTW I don't see any live files for OpenBSD here: https://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html#Download. All appear to be only for installs. :( You should write to them and...
by Zerotetration
18 Mar 2019, 23:58
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems

Thanks for the reply. My machine does not have a CD ROM drive. It is an IBM Thinkpad X61 (older, thin form factor laptop, X86-64, non-EFI, BIOS boot). I tried dd'ing the desktop ISO to a flash drive (the raw device, equivalent to e.g. /dev/sdb for example on Linux. Other ISO images boot off the USB ...
by Zerotetration
17 Mar 2019, 19:51
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Simple install for users of non-Windows and non-Linux x86_64 systems

Hello, I read about Porteus on Wikipedia. It looks like a nice, lean system. The problem I am having is that the install instructions seem to assume everybody already uses Linux or Windows. I don't. I use OpenBSD. I would rather not have to install a full fledged, bloated Linux system just to make a...