Is it possible to install pfSense from a USB stick, or will I need an external CD drive?

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    questions that are very pfSense-specific may be better asked on the pfsense forums or mailing list... – EEAA Dec 16 '10 at 3:26
  • @ErikA: Ok, will do! – AX1 Dec 16 '10 at 4:20
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    I generally agree, you're going to get the best attention there. Though I do hang out here a bit (I'm one of the project's founders), and you won't get any better advice. ;) – Chris Buechler Dec 16 '10 at 15:29

You can run from it if you're using the embedded version, but if you're looking to do a full install, it's not possible with the stable version, you need a CD drive. There are USB stick equivalents of the iso for 2.0 at snapshots.pfsense.org.

  • +1 Can't get much more of a definitive answer than from one of the primary developers. – 3dinfluence Dec 16 '10 at 15:47

pfSense can be written directly to the USB stick, and you can boot and run it from that. pfSense doesn't have anything in the official docs about installing from a USB stick, which means it's likely going to be difficult to do.

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