Is there any highly compressed filesystems [like squashfs] supported directedly by FreeBSD?

Vince jhary at
Mon Oct 30 15:51:24 UTC 2006

Sherry Zhang wrote:
> Hi,all:
> We built a software for GNU/Linux system and use squashfs file system to
> fit
> 1.5G files into a single CD. to use the CD, just
> mount -o loop /dev/cdrom /mnt
> mount -o loop -t squashfs /mnt/file.squash /the/path
> will do the job.
> Now we also want include the BSD binary. I switched to freebsd 2 weeks ago
> and do not know anything abount it. so I want to ask is there any highly
> compressed filesystem like cramfs or squashfs [we think a live CD should
> not
> ask a user to install any software, so filesystems directedly supported by
> FreeBSD are perferred] ? Which one is better [I mean compression rate] ?
> Can
> anyone gives me a hint?
I think you want mkuzip (and geom_uzip)  have a read on man mkuzip and
see what you think. Not sure how good the compression is though. Might
be worth talking to the freesbie people ( as i
think they may use this and they're the FreeBSD liveCD experts ;)

> Thank you
> Sherry Zhang
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