building a OS

Daniel Bye freebsd-questions at
Sun Aug 10 18:17:49 UTC 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 02:24:19AM -0700, Marshall wrote:
> hi,
>  I would like some help. I want to make my own build,
> how do I? What tools do I need? is there a stripped
> down to the base I use and add the apps I want? I'm
> not sure how to go about it. I don't want to be a new
> distro or anything like that, I just want to build for
> me.
> thanks
> Marshall

That's quite an ambitious task. The first thing to do is to reread
the Handbook (you have read it already, haven't you?), and then take
a look at

As for stripped down systems, there are a number of approaches. Search
Google for things like minibsd, picobsd, nanobsd. There are plenty of
pages out there.

Good luck!


Daniel Bye
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