On Jul 27, 2009, at 7:05 PM, Chris Rees wrote:
2009/7/27 Mikel King <mikel.k...@olivent.com>:
Anyone know of a good tutorial for making a system on a USB key in
space? I have a project that requires enough of running system with
and php5 to do some network magick. I would like to keep the thing
512MB but if that is not feasible then I'll shoot for whatever the
I can get away with.
Thanks, in advance.
I'm going to try to answer your question rather than tell you you're
wrong. It's possible, and not difficult.
Option 1) I'm pretty sure a default install of FreeBSD covers a little
less than 640 MB; have you just tried that?
[ch...@amnesiac]/usr% df -h /
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a 421M 203M 185M 52% /
[ch...@amnesiac]/usr% du -hc /boot/xboxkern.0/
[ch...@amnesiac]/usr% du -hc bin include lib sbin share games libdata
So, excluding /usr/share/doc, and /boot/xboxkern.0 (a leftover from
when amnesiac was an xbox), my install with no ports etc is
~203-112=91MB for /, 428-292=136MB for /usr, plus /var and /tmp (both
minimal if properly managed and trimmed) makes <~250 MB; way less than
the 500 MB specified. You could probably even install Apache on that!
If I've missed anything glaringly obvious, please correct me
Option 2) Try http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/nanobsd/
Thank you for your detailed answer. Most appreciated as is the URL to
nanobsd so that I can RTFM...
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