NanoBSD and PicoBSD questions
lonnie at outstep.com
Fri Jul 17 14:12:39 UTC 2020
I am just now coming to FreeBSD over from the Linux world.
In the past,I read a little bit about a 6BM BSD version made from FreeBSd
called MiniBSD which was only 6MB in size but unfortunately that was for an
i386 base and the project seems to be now dead.
I am very interest possibly generating up some in ultra-thin FreeBSD
versions for the x86_64 (AMD) platform that can be along the same size or
smaller, of course without an xserver as I am looking into SDL & DirectFB
to run the GUI single application (no desktop needed) that I want.
On that note, I have also read that FreeBSD has some "tools" that may be
able to generate versions of PicoBSD (around 2MB) and NanoBSD (??? MB) so I
have set up a FreeBSD system so that I can try to generate some ISO's if
For this project, an initial FreeBSD, or dialect, being the smaller the
better with just the absolute bare essentials on it so that I can add
things as needed.
What I am not sure about here is how to install the FreeBSD tools that seem
to have the shell scripts that will generate PicoBSD and NanoBSD.
I would like to be able to download a pre-built ISO of these just to see
them run before jumping into the effort but cannot find them anywhere.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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