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Copyright (c) 2019 Martin Matuska

Version 2.4


This is a set of scripts that generates a bootable image, ISO file or boot files only, that create a working minimal installation of FreeBSD. This minimal installation gets completely loaded into memory.

The image may be written directly using dd(1) onto any bootable block device, e.g. a hard disk or a USB stick e.g. /dev/da0, or a bootable slice only, e.g. /dev/ada0s1

Build-time requirements

  • FreeBSD 11 or higher installed, tested on i386 or amd64
  • base.txz and kernel.txz from a FreeBSD 11 or higher distribution

Runtime requirements

  • a minimum of 512MB system memory

Other information

See BUILD and INSTALL for building and installation instructions.

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This project is based on the ideas of the depenguinator project: