Problem with USB image install

Justin Sherrill justin at
Wed Jul 22 19:59:57 PDT 2015

Just to add another wrinkle, I had an old Sony with no optical drive
and no USB sticks handy.  I did have a DragonFly CD, which I booted on
another machine and started up the network install option.  I was able
to pxe-boot from that other machine and install DragonFly on the Sony,
and then remove the CD from the other machine with no effect on its
installed OS.

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 7:19 PM, Alex Merritt <merritt.alex at> wrote:
> I also had this problem and was unable to find a solution with the USB. Like
> Ward, I fell back to installing from a disc.
> -Alex
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Ward H <wardh6973 at> wrote:
>> I had to get an external optical drive to plug into one of the USB ports.
>> Doesn't really matter which one. As I recall the issue has something to do
>> with how the img was offset when it was first created, and at which inodes
>> Dfly starts reading raw devices. The USB img hasn't been changed, so the
>> issue remains.
>> On Jul 22, 2015 11:49 AM, "Tim Darby" <t+dfbsd at> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 9:09 AM, Dmitriy Tochansky
>>> <tochansky at> wrote:
>>>> lenovo x220
>>> When this happened to me, I moved the thumb drive to another USB port and
>>> it worked.
>>> Tim

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