I am trying to write
FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img to a USB flash drive, in the hopes of installing FreeBSD on an x64 computer in my house. Here is the image:
I have searched up how to write
.img files to a USB flash drive, with most sites saying to use Unetbootin, Startup Disk Creator, or the dd command. When I plugged in and selected the flash drive after using Unetbootin, I received the message "Missing operating system". With Disk Creator, I received a message telling me that Disk Creator couldn't write the image to the flash drive.
As for the dd command, I used this:
dd if=FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/sdb1 bs=10240 conv=sync, which I got from here and here. The command writes a bunch of garbage files to my flash drive, instead of the contents of the FreeBSD image (which I assume wouldn't be garbage files).
How should I go about writing FreeBSD to the flash drive and installing it to my computer, given that these options didn't work?