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Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Live Media with FreeSBIE

Compared to NanoBSD, FreeSBIE takes a different approach to creating purpose-built FreeBSD installs and has a different target. While NanoBSD is trying to satisfy users of small media, FreeSBIE targets live read-only media such as CDs, DVDs, and big flash devices. Having much more disk space gives FreeSBIE a certain amount of flexibility lacking in NanoBSD. While I prefer using NanoBSD for appliance functions, many people use FreeSBIE to build bootable CDs that turn any old workstation into an appliance-style server.

Using a live CD is as simple as booting off of the CD. The operating system on the CD should identify your hardware, configure the installed software, and in general boot into a fresh and usable operating system. ...

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