minimal install is too big

Dmitry Gorbik e at
Fri Oct 5 01:24:43 PDT 2007

On Thu, 4 Oct 2007 21:11:14 -0700 (PDT)
Tim Judd <tjudd2k at> 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.
> If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
> "I can" is a way of life.
> More and Bigger is not always Better.
> The road to success is always uphill.
> ____________________________________________________________________________________
> Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out.
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at"

See livecd Frenzy — That is livecd that uses compressed UFS (GEOM_ugz, if i'm not mistaken). Maybe something interesting for you?
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 479 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list