MidnightBSD Live CD 0.3

A live version of the popular MidnightBSD operating system.
MidnightBSD Live CD is a live version of the popular MidnightBSD operating system, that has an installer on it. This wouldn't necessarily be the only install option, but many people prefer this approach. It is very easy and you can test your hardware with the OS before installing.

Creating Live CDs

To create a live CD, you need to do the following:

 1. cd /usr/src; make buildworld
 2. make buildkernel
 3. cd nrelease
 4. make realquickrel

This will create a Live CD in /usr/release named mbsd.iso.

To customize your Live CD, you will need to take additional steps. Steps 1-3 are the same as above. You may add or edit contents in /usr/src/nrelease/root . These files will be copied using cpdup into the staging area for the live cd.

It's also possible to add packages.

 1. (complete steps 1-3 above) make buildiso
 2. mkdir /usr/release/root/usr/mports
 3. cd /usr/release/root/usr; mount_nullfs /usr/mports mports
 4. cd .. ; pkg_add -C . /usr/mports/Packages/i386/All/yourpackagename.tbz (if you built your own local package on this system) or pkg_add -C . -r kde3 (to install kde for instance from the ftp server). Do additional pkg_add commands for other packages you are interested in.
 5. umount /usr/mports
 6. cd /usr/src/nrelease; make buildiso2
 7. make mkiso

These directions are for 0.2-CURRENT.

last updated on:
January 31st, 2011, 7:33 GMT
developed by:
Lucas Holt
license type:
BSD License 
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What's New in This Release:
  • 0.3 includes exciting new features such as support for ZFS, mDNSResponder for multicast DNS, libdispatch (no blocks support yet), brainfuck(1), AMD CPU temperature monitoring, updates to the linux emulation layer (2.6.16 compatibility) and the OpenBSD sensors framework.
  • This release includes a large merge from FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE. Developers voted on the decision to merge many aspects of FreeBSD 7 into MidnightBSD in November 2008. This merge took some time and delayed the 0.3-RELEASE. It is not planned to do anything of this nature again. This release is thus based on FreeBSD 7.0 instead of 6.1.
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