CF-Card Install for post FBSD-8.x systems

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Thu Feb 3 10:47:31 UTC 2011

On 02/03/11 05:14, Martes G Wigglesworth wrote:
> Does anyone know what the new "minimal" install size is?

Minimal, no, but a recent thread about DruidBSD (a rescue system) said 
that the whole lot was 24 MB, so that gives you an upper limit.

> I remember running across a blurb about FBSD-7 and above require more
> space and supposedly won't fit on less than 512MB or something like that.
> What are these specs?
> And I feel like I should still be able to product an 8-20MB image for an
> embedded firewall/network appliance.
> I am attempting to port my firewall and vpn appliance to a CF-Card, or
> to the user-loadable flash on this old PIII motherboard which runs this
> system.
> I am having a bit of a time locating information in reference to this
> task, which does not reference 4.x and netbsd.

Have you looked at man 8 nanobsd? Intended to deal with just this sort 
of use.

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