NanoBSD and PicoBSD questions
lonnie at outstep.com
Fri Jul 17 22:49:31 UTC 2020
Thanks for the info and links which are sure to help.
On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 1:31 PM Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> On 7/17/20 7:12 AM, Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > 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
> > 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
> > possible.
> > 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
> > 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.
> This link is a good starting point for nanobsd:
> the scripts and configs for nanobsd are part of the source FreeBSD
> distribution, so if you checkout the code nanobsd will be available in
> This document provides a pretty good overview of the structure of the
> project itself (assuming you are interesting in building products based
> on FreeBSD):
> hope this helps get you pointed in the right direction.
> Pete Wright
> pete at nomadlogic.org
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