Install NetBSD from USB stick
Since NetBSD 5.1, a special image is generated for i386 and amd64 architecture. This is called “memstick”.
Look at your nearest mirror, in a directory called
/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-5.1/memstick. You’ll find
fs.gz image file. Grab the one
you want and unzip it. Plug you USB key and issue commands that, from Mac OS X,
would look like:
# diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3 # dd if=i386memstick-5.1.fs of=/dev/disk3 bs=1m # diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk3
Insert the USB key in the laptop and boot from it.
That’s All Folks!