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Live media creator for GhostBSD distribution


The purpose of this tool is quickly generate live images for GhostBSD.


  • Build GhostBSD with FreeBSD and TrueOS
  • Mate and XFCE desktop environments
  • Hybrid DVD/USB image

Graphics Support

  • Compatible with VirtualBox, VMware, NVIDIA graphics out of box
  • SCFB support with automatic best resolution for UEFI enabled systems with Intel/AMD graphics

System Requirements

  • TrueOS 18.06 or GhostBSD 18 for AMD64
  • 20GB of free disk space
  • 4GB of free memory

Note: GhostBSD 11.1, and earlier releases, cannot be used to build ISO.

Initial Setup

Install the required packages:

pkg install git

Clone the repo:

git clone

Enter the directory for running the LiveCD creator:

cd ghostbsd

TrueOS base GhostBSD

./build trueos
./build trueos mate
./build trueos xfce

FreeBSD base GhostBSD

./build freebsd
./build freebsd mate
./build freebsd xfce

Burn an image to cd:

cdrecord /usr/local/ghostbsd-build/ghostbsd/GhostBSD18.08.iso

Write an image to usb stick:

dd if=/usr/local/ghostbsd-build/ghostbsd/GhostBSD18.08.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m