How do I get the "Anyboot" image onto my USB device?

How do I get the “Anyboot” (or any nightly) image onto my old USB device?.

Please detail the steps (under Haiku or Linux or Windows) to write/copy the anyboot image to the USB and boot from the USB. (After that I know how to run the installer on the harddisk partition I already have set up).

I have a 500mb Sansa m230.

Under Haiku DriveSetup it shows up as “/dev/disk/usb/0/0/raw FAT32 File System”

Under Linux Disk Utility it says it’s “not partitioned FAT (16-bit version): /dev/sdc mounted at /media/Sansa m230”

Under GParted shows up as “/dev/sdc unallocated 478.50 MiB”

For example, can I simply drag and drop the unzipped nightly ‘anyboot’ image file onto the icon for the USB drive mounted Haiku?

Any help would be really appreciated.


I haven’t tried this, but I found a few guides to doing it:

Over at it says that image extracts to 450M but it’s really showing up as 686M ?

Usually, the nightly builds are minimal installs and extract to a 450M image.

Currently though the release candidates for the second alpha release are there, which are full installs and therefor larger.

The last time I’ve tried to do a bootable USB was really easy… I simply used the installer and installed Haiku on the USB as if was an HDD.
To do the installation on the USB you’ve to boot the anyboot image itself, you can create a CD/DVD bootable (rename to ISO and burn with NERO or your favorite app) and boot on a phisical PC or in a virtual machine.

After the iso is booting select install, create a BFS partion on the key and install Haiku on it, then set makebootable.
It should boot and you can use the key as an HDD.

There is another way that I used before the installer bugs on USB was solved: to use the dd command and copy the image sector-by-sector, the problem with this approach is thath your key will become of the size of the Haiku image: no free space on it!

kind a old, but i just found that and i found the program imageusb.exe
from very usefull.