doing a minimal FreeBSD install
Joe in MPLS
joe at gracenpeace.net
Tue Oct 2 20:32:01 PDT 2007
Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 01:59:55PM -0700, Rogelio Bastardo wrote:
>> I'm looking to install only the bare essentials to FreeBSD and then
>> install each program piece-by-piece afterwards.
>> To do this, do I just need the first FreeBSD 6 ISO? Or can I get away
>> with just the boot CD ISO and then install each port one-by-one?
>> (Basically, I just wanna build a Nagios server, and that requires
>> very, very little)
> A bit more work perhaps than you're willing or able to commit, but you
> might be interested in MiniBSD - a set of scripts that enable you to
> pare down a base FreeBSD system to something very small indeed.
> It needs some practice to get it right, but the results are quite
> useful when you get it right!
I'm running a couple of mini-ITX sized mini-bsd machines now. They're
dedicated to SSL proxy duties. They boot and run fom 32MB compact flash
cards. / is mounted read only, /var & /tmp are ramdisks. Runs great on
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