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Old 04-19-2021, 10:35 AM   #1
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Some questions about ghostbsd


Before I install ghostbsd I have 2 questions.

Q1)I have 4GB of RAM. Can I install ghostbsd ?

Q2)I need Keepassxc & Veracrypt ...are these 2 apps available in the default repos ?

If I get the answers from someone who is actually using ghostbsd himself it will be awesome. I dont want to install ghostbsd then find its running slow due the amount of ram I have (4GB) or those two apps are not available. If that happens I will be compelled to install Linux again which will be a waste of time & energy.

After installing ghostbsd if I like it & decide to continue with it I will register at their forum.
 
Old 04-19-2021, 10:52 AM   #2
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Before I install ghostbsd I have 2 questions.

Q1)I have 4GB of RAM. Can I install ghostbsd ?

Q2)I need Keepassxc & Veracrypt ...are these 2 apps available in the default repos ?

If I get the answers from someone who is actually using ghostbsd himself it will be awesome. I dont want to install ghostbsd then find its running slow due the amount of ram I have (4GB) or those two apps are not available. If that happens I will be compelled to install Linux again which will be a waste of time & energy.

After installing ghostbsd if I like it & decide to continue with it I will register at their forum.
It took a few seconds to learn everything what is available in FreeBSD is also available for GhostBSD. Another 10 seconds to look up FreeBSD has Veracrypt in ports. 8 seconds to look up 4 GB of RAM is sufficient.

After I did waste all this time & energy looking it up for you I think you could waste some of your own time and energy and see if Keepassxc is in ports.

Seriously, I think you have got wrong idea what internet support forums are for.
 
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:59 AM   #3
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Another 10 seconds to look up FreeBSD has Veracrypt in ports. 8 seconds to look up 4 GB of RAM is sufficient.
I did my research before creating this thread. 4GB is the minimum system requirement.

https://wiki.ghostbsd.org/index.php/...e_Requirements

8GB is the recommended amount. So I am worried if the base consumes all 4GB how will I use apps like Firefox which is also ram hungry.

I have used FreeBSD in the past & frankly I hate compiling stuff. So if veracrypt has no binary it doesn't exist for me.
 
Old 04-19-2021, 12:51 PM   #4
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Since version 10.1, GhostBSD releases so-called hybrid ISOs which can either be burned on a DVD or written on a flash drive. Select your preferred desktop and the right architecture and download the ISO. After downloading compare the checksum (optional) and write the content of the iso on a flash drive using one of the methods described below. Since the image itself can be slightly above 2 GB in size, we suggest you use at least a 4 GB pendrive.
Just use a pendrive to test it out for yourself.
 
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If that happens I will be compelled to install Linux again which will be a waste of time & energy.

After installing ghostbsd if I like it & decide to continue with it I will register at their forum.
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I have used FreeBSD in the past & frankly I hate compiling stuff. So if veracrypt has no binary it doesn't exist for me.
Stick with Linux. This will help to reduce time wasting.
 
Old 04-19-2021, 11:25 PM   #6
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Just use a pendrive to test it out for yourself.
I just did that.

Results :
The system was not slow at all despite the low ram.

WiFi was working.

I found both Keepassxc & Veracrypt in the repos. I have encrypted my my usb drive which I use for data backup. Veracrypt under ghostbsd failed to mount the encrypted usb drive. So it was useless.

My bluetooth was not detected. I use my PC late in the night so I must have bluetooth support otherwise I wont be able to connect my bluetooth headphone.

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Stick with Linux. This will help to reduce time wasting.
You are absolutely right. I have decided to continue using Linux.
 
  


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