Query about dragonflybsd LiveCD

Matthias Play matthias_play at gmx.net
Tue Jul 7 03:04:50 PDT 2015

Please be sure to use the right dev name!
You might have a look into /var/log/messages to get the right name after 
connecting the stick.

On 07.07.2015 11:59, Matthias Play wrote:
> 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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