Linux News Today: Here's How to Install the ubuntuBSD Operating System Using a USB Flash Drive
ubuntuBSD developer Jon Boden has prepared today, May 21, 2016, a new tutorial, aimed at those who are planning on installing the ubuntuBSD operating system using nothing but a USB flash drive.
We’ve already shown you how to install the ubuntuBSD distro alongside another operating system, such as the widely used Microsoft Windows, and now we’re informing you about some easy instructions for installing ubuntuBSD using a USB stick, as the project still doesn’t offer a live session to try it without installing it.
For now, the upcoming ubuntuBSD computer operating system, which promises users a modern computing environment that mixes the familiarity of the Ubuntu and Debian worlds with a powerful FreeBSD kernel, is still under heavy development a final release should hit the streets in the coming months.
Here’s how to install ubuntuBSD using a USB key
Therefore, if you’re planning on installing the ubuntuBSD operating system on your personal computer, first you’ll need to acquire a new or previously formatted USB flash drive of 1 GB or higher capacity, as well as to download the mini.iso image of ubuntuBSD from the project’s official archives.
Then, if you’re currently using a BSD- or Linux kernel-based operating system, you’ll need to flash the mini.iso image to your pre-formatted USB flash drive using either the mkusb or dd (see below) utilities. For instructions on how to use the mkusb tool, please visit https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb.
sudo umount /dev/sdb (assuming the USB flash drive is located under /dev/sdb)
sudo dd if=/path/to/mini.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M (replace /path/to with the location of the mini.iso image e.g. /home/softpedia/mini.iso)
On the other hand, if you’re using a Microsoft Windows operating system to flash the ubuntuBSD mini.iso image to a USB flash drive, it is recommended to use the Win32DiskImager software. For instructions on how to use Win32DiskImager, please visit https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Win32DiskImager/iso2usb.
Once the mini.iso image has been transferred to the USB flash drive, eject the stick and inster it on one of the target computer’s USB port. Access the BIOS quick boot menu, and boot from the USB key. Install ubuntuBSD by following the instructions provided on the screen.