minimal install is too big

Anish Mistry amistry at
Fri Oct 5 09:03:02 PDT 2007

On Friday 05 October 2007, Tim Judd 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)
Checkout FreeNAS and Monowall.

Anish Mistry
amistry at
AM Productions
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