Saturday, August 30, 2008

Use a USB Flash drive to Install OpenBSD

PuffyMark Peoples has a very nice write-up for using a USB Flash drive to Install OpenBSD. It uses the first 8 MB of the flash drive for an OpenBSD partition and then the rest to use for storing files (Fat32) that can be accessed by many operating systems. I highly recommend reading it.

After following Mark's directions, stick the flash drive on a machine you'd like to install/upgrade OpenBSD on and boot to a USB drive. It should feel just like the process of using a CD or bsd.rd directly.

Updating the flash drive is easy as well: mount sd0a and download a new bsd.rd (as "bsd") to it.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Print in Firefox 3

firefoxAfter upgrading to Firefox 3 on my OpenBSD 4.4-beta box, I noticed that I could not print anymore. I'm using the stock lpd(8) to print. When I brought up the print dialog box, it only showed "Print to File" option.

After quite a bit of googling, I found my solution.