Query about dragonflybsd LiveCD

Matthias Play matthias_play at gmx.net
Tue Jul 7 02:59:45 PDT 2015

You might als download dfly-x86_64-4.2.1_REL.img.bz2 instead and put it 
on an USB stick for booting. Issue the command:

bzcat dfly-x86_64-4.2.1_REL.img.bz2 | dd of=<USB dev> bs=1M

and replace <usb dev> with the stick's dev name (something like /dev/daX 
with X>=8).

After that you should be able to boot from the stick.

On 07.07.2015 10:17, Bret Busby wrote:
> Hello.
> At the web page at
> http://www.dragonflybsd.org/download/
> is stated that the iso for dragonflybsd is a LiveCD, and the image is at
> http://mirror-master.dragonflybsd.org/iso-images/dfly-x86_64-4.2.1_REL.iso.bz2
> which is a bz2 file of about 200MB, which I have downloaded.
> I did not see any instructions for dealing with this file, so, is it a
> self-extracting iso file, such that the bz2 file is to be written to a
> disc, and then the disc with the bz2 file, used for booting, or, is
> the file required to be extracted to a directory which is then to be
> written to the disc for booting?
> Also, with the previous references to the mate GUI, does the iso image
> come with mate incorporated into it, so that a user can boot the
> LiveCD and thence examine the mate GUI?
> Thank you in anticipation.

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