FreeBSD (GhostBSD) Question?

Pete Wright pete at
Wed Jul 22 16:36:49 UTC 2020

On 7/21/20 11:01 PM, Jacques Foucry wrote:
> Le mardi 21 juil. 2020 à 18:52:14 (-0400), Lonnie Cumberland à écrit:
> Hello,
>> Greeting All,
>> Although I am committed to now taking the plunge and go all of the way with
>> the FreeBSD platform, I wanted to get a FreeBSD distro flavor that already
>> had a desktop and I could just install while I work on this current FreeBSD
>> related project that I am doing now.
>> With that in mind, here is what I tried.
>> 1. FreeBSD 12.1 (core iso) --- This one boos up great on my hardware but
>> seems like it will take a bit of work to get a graphical environment setup,
>> which I can do, but time is short right now.
>> 2. FuryBSD --- This is supposed to basically be FreeBSD 12.1 with a
>> graphical environment already setup, but for some reason, bot the KDR and
>> XFCE (amd64) ISO's would not completely boot up and went to a blank screen.
>> I could not even login on a non-graphical console. Strange.
>> 3. GhostBSD --- This one also seems like they took the FreeBSD 12.1 iso and
>> added a graphical frontend since I actually see it saying "Booting FreeBSD
>> 12.1" as it comes up.
>> To my surprise, GhostBSD seems to come up nicely.
>> My question to the mailing list is this. Is it accurate to say that
>> GhostBSD is just FreeBSD with a graphical environment added?
>> I ask, because I want to stay with FreeBSD, but just do not want to spend
>> the time right now setting up the GUI and fine tuning, so I am taking the
>> lazy way for the time being and will come back at a later time to do a
>> fresh FreeBSD install from scratch.
> May be take a chance to nomadBSD ( I did use it, I made
> my own laptop installation from FreeBSD. I explain it here (…
> I know that you did not have time to make your setup :-)

oh yea - nomadBSD is awesome too!  It's saved me a couple time as well.  
It runs fast well from a USB thumb drive.


Pete Wright
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