Tag: usb

Install Windows 7 from a USB stick

On my netbooks, I have to install (too often) Windows 7 from the USB port. I usually use the “Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool” but today it just didn’t want to build the USB stick properly. Here’s the manual way to prepare a USB stick that allows installing Windows 7. The directions worked from a Windows 7 virtual machine…

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Hercules Wireless Pico USB HWNUp-150 working on OpenBSD

Unfortunately, the Broadcom BCM4315 wireless adapter from the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is not supported by OpenBSD (as of 5.0). So I looked for a wireless USB adapter. First I looked at my favorite online shops to see what was available. Then I searched for the chipset of the adapter I’ve selected. The Hercules Wireless N USB Pico (HWNUp-150) looked…

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Run OpenBSD from USB on MacBook Pro

I own a MacBook Pro (5,5 with Core 2 Duo) and wish to test running OpenBSD on it. But I don’t want any impact on my OS X installation. So I’m going to install and run OpenBSD from a USB stick. What I used A mid-2009 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro5,5); A Corsair VoyagerGT 16GB; An OpenBSD 5.0 (/snapshots/) CD; The rEFIt…

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