On 10/5/07, Tim Judd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi all, > > Recently, for pure entertainment and a little bit of a experience > thing, I have been looking and/or finding many devices that have linux > embedded. While in of itself the fact that it works, I'm not > discounting. But I'd like to expand it or get it running on a system > that I am familiar with. So I was playing with the idea of using > FreeBSD on such devices, and I would deal with the individual hardware > specs if I could get the general system small enough. > > The minimal install of FreeBSD as from the developers is about 130MB. > I want to get something working on a 8MB flash. (For those curious, > it's a ethernet NAS device) > > picobsd is discontinued, nanobsd claims it can fit in 64MB. I'd even > go with some NetBSD flavor, as long as it's not "linux." I've done > some research and would like to see this happen, but may just end up > using the GPL code from Linksys to get it working as I need it to. > > Thanks for any update/idea/clue. > > If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. > "I can" is a way of life. > More and Bigger is not always Better. > The road to success is always uphill.
http://www.minibsd.org/ -> but claims it'll fit in 16mb flash, not 8mb. There was an openbsd fork(?) that was along the lines of a pure packet filter and only a packet filter... stripped to the bare minimum needed to fit on a flash device. It was shipped with a 486dx2 66, 64mb ram, 3/4 nics... you could download the OS itself and install it on any old machine you wanted... but if only I could remember the name... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"