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NomadBSD is a live system for flash drives, based on FreeBSD.


Requirements for building the image

A recent FreeBSD system

Requirements for running NomadBSD

  • A 4GB (or more) flash drive
  • A (amd64/i386) system with a 1.2GHz CPU and 1G of RAM should be able to run NomadBSD decently.

Building the image

By default, the build script builds a 64-bit (amd64) image. For a 32-bit (i386) image, set ARCH=i386 in build.cfg.

# ./build all

If you want to build an image for Mac, define -m

# ./build -m all

If something went wrong, you can resume the build after locating and fixing the problem that caused the build to stop.

# ./build resume

Writing the image to an USB memory stick

# dd if=nomadbsd.img of=/dev/da0 bs=1M conv=sync

Ready to use image

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