minimal install is too big
e at recolon.ru
Fri Oct 5 01:24:43 PDT 2007
On Thu, 4 Oct 2007 21:11:14 -0700 (PDT)
Tim Judd <tjudd2k at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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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See livecd Frenzy — http://frenzy.org/ua/eng That is livecd that uses compressed UFS (GEOM_ugz, if i'm not mistaken). Maybe something interesting for you?
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