tips for writing img to usb thumb drive

Justin Sherrill justin at
Sat Jan 2 14:11:50 PST 2016

For whatever reason, the operating system can't find a network interface to
use and mount from.  My unsubstantiated guess is that the network card in
that Asus is either not supported or it is maybe one of the cards that
requires a firmware load.  I am not somewhere right now that I can check
the hardware stats to see.  You could search the DragonFly man pages using
the network device model number and see what it says to do, if you get a

For a crazy solution, you could put the Asus device hard drive in something
else, install there, and put the drive back in the Asus.  It may still have
issues with the network but at least the system will be on there to work
On Jan 2, 2016 1:17 AM, "jungle Boogie" <jungleboogie0 at> wrote:

> On 1 January 2016 at 17:55, jungle Boogie <jungleboogie0 at> wrote:
> >> An alternate method: I had a machine with no decent USB ports and an
> >> unrecognizable CDROM (an old Sony laptop) that would not install.  I
> >> booted a DragonFly CD on a separate machine (no install, just booted
> >> the CD) and ran the network boot service, and then set the laptop to
> >> boot from the network, and wired both machines together.  That worked
> >> surprisingly well.  The only catch is if your Asus laptop supports
> >> pxebooting, and that you have a spare machine to run a liveCD.
> >>
> >
> > Hmmm, pxe booting may be worth trying. Do you have a link I can read
> > on how DragonFly will boot over pxe? I did this with openBSD and tftpd
> > before.
> Okay, so I took the same usb stick that I'm trying to use on the asus
> and plugged it into my intel nuc and then booted it up. Turns out
> setting up the network boot is pretty easy; however, I get this root
> mount failed message on the asus:
> I don't quite understand why it says "PXE: no interface"
> Should I wipe clean the HDD on the asus prior to trying the pxe boot?
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