Paring down a FreeBSD system for flash drive use ?

Murray Taylor murraytaylor at
Tue Jun 15 05:25:21 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 14:04, Joe Schmoe wrote:
> Murray Taylor <murraytaylor at> wrote: 
>         Google for minibsd
>         I have used miniBSD as a firewall box on an Advantech WEB-2143
>         quite successfully
>         mjt
>         Thanks - this is interesting.  However, this is still somewhat
>         of a brute force method for piecing things together - I
>         thought there was some kind of elegant mechanism where you
>         could edit make.conf or something, so that when you did a make
>         world, it would skip the components that you didn't want to -
>         and you could control it with much more granularity than you
>         can in the custom menu in sysinstall ... does this sound
>         familiar at all ?
>         That is, forget that I am doing solid state / flash at all -
>         what is the correct way to install FreeBSD without things like
>         ppp, isdn, and other pieces of the _base_ system that you
>         don't want ?
>         thanks.

Not that I am aware of...

But if you start with /etc, /bin and /sbin you are probably on the right

see man hier(7)


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