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Old 04-30-2021, 08:30 AM   #1
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NomadBSD 1.4


Whilst I normally run a lightweight Linux distro, this O/S has caught my eye.

If you are at all interested in the BSDs, this one is worth a look.

It will run 'live' from a pendrive, but runs better once installed to the pendrive - or install to hard drive.

One specific feature that I found most useful is that it mounts ext4 partitions 'out of the box'.

It uses the OpenBox WM, but has an interactive toolbar in addition to a menu bar as standard, with lots of useful programs included, a real mobile BSD O/S on a pendrive.

https://nomadbsd.org/index.html
 
Old 06-14-2021, 05:54 PM   #2
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Hi fatmac,

Thanks for posting - that looks a really interesting project. Reminds me of using FreeSBIE booting off CD many years ago on other people's computers!

Have you tried installing to hard drive?

Cheers,
Steve
 
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I used to use FreeSBIE too...2007 version, as well as NetBSD Live from 2007 & 2012 - still have the discs.

Yes, I installed it to several machines, works a treat, just that I found USB transfer speeds to be a bit slow for me to keep using it as my main O/S.
 
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I used to use FreeSBIE too...2007 version, as well as NetBSD Live from 2007 & 2012 - still have the discs.
I've got my old FreeBSIE, BackTrack, OpenSolaris, PC-BSD beta disks v.0.7.3 on up from when I was a beta tester and a tonne of old Live CD's in my desk drawer.
 
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That's a blast from the past! I ran PC-BSD a while ago. Thanks for the heads-up, fatmac. That project does look interesting.
 
  


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