minimal install is too big

Tim Judd tjudd2k at
Thu Oct 4 21:37:56 PDT 2007

Hi all,

Recently, for pure entertainment and a little bit of a experience
thing, I have been looking and/or finding many devices that have linux
embedded.  While in of itself the fact that it works, I'm not
discounting.  But I'd like to expand it or get it running on a system
that I am familiar with.  So I was playing with the idea of using
FreeBSD on such devices, and I would deal with the individual hardware
specs if I could get the general system small enough.

The minimal install of FreeBSD as from the developers is about 130MB. 
I want to get something working on a 8MB flash. (For those curious,
it's a ethernet NAS device)

picobsd is discontinued, nanobsd claims it can fit in 64MB.  I'd even
go with some NetBSD flavor, as long as it's not "linux."  I've done
some research and would like to see this happen, but may just end up
using the GPL code from Linksys to get it working as I need it to.

Thanks for any update/idea/clue.

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