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Date:      Fri, 17 Jul 2020 18:49:12 -0400
From:      Lonnie Cumberland <lonnie@outstep.com>
To:        Pete Wright <pete@nomadlogic.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: NanoBSD and PicoBSD questions
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Hi Pete,

Thanks for the info and links which are sure to help.

Best
Lonnie

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 1:31 PM Pete Wright <pete@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
> 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
> > 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
> 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.
>
> This link is a good starting point for nanobsd:
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/nanobsd/index.html
>
> the scripts and configs for nanobsd are part of the source FreeBSD
> distribution, so if you checkout the code nanobsd will be available in
> $CHECKOUT/tools/tools/nanobsd/
>
> This document provides a pretty good overview of the structure of the
> project itself (assuming you are interesting in building products based
> on FreeBSD):
>
> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/building-products/article.html
>
> hope this helps get you pointed in the right direction.
>
> cheers,
> -pete
>
> --
> Pete Wright
> pete@nomadlogic.org
> @nomadlogicLA
>
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