FreeBSD (GhostBSD) Question?

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Jul 22 21:48:46 UTC 2020

On Wed, 22 Jul 2020 23:16:11 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Jul 2020 20:43:05 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> >Like FreeSBIE - the live CD systems - did a decade ago,
> >maybe you remember those?
> No, it's new to me.

It doesn't exist anymore. :-(

No, really: FreeSBIE delivered, if I remember correctly,
two systems: version 1 was based upon FreeBSD 5, and
version 2 upon FreeBSD 6. They had added a "detect and
load drivers" function to system startup, so when you
entered the X stage, graphics, sound etc. would work.
It was presented as ISO images fitting a regular 650 MB
CD blank medium - and have media player, Firefox, Xfce
and Openbox desktops, and many useful tools ready to
be used without any installation (in fact, even on
systems without a disk).

The website is still available:

I'm sure I have the ISO files for 1.1 and 2.0.1 somewhere.
Downloads, blog and wiki seem to be gone.

> It would be nice if it would make sense to chose the "flavour" based on
> the logo.
> I like this logo:
> Maybe the term "distro" fits better, than "flavour":
> The logo seems not to be the best selection criterion. 

The "Screenshots" section has a screenshot of Lumina. Does
that mean they got it working? The year in the terminal
window is visibale as 2016... ;-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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