Introduction to NanoBSD

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This document provides information about the NanoBSD tools, which can be used to create FreeBSD system images for embedded applications, suitable for use on a Compact Flash card (or other mass storage medium).


Table of Contents
1 Introduction to NanoBSD
2 NanoBSD Howto

1 Introduction to NanoBSD

NanoBSD is a tool currently developed by Poul-Henning Kamp . It creates a FreeBSD system image for embedded applications, suitable for use on a Compact Flash card (or other mass storage medium).

It can be used to build specialized install images, designed for easy installation and maintenance of systems commonly called “computer appliances”. Computer appliances have their hardware and software bundled in the product, which means all applications are pre-installed. The appliance is plugged into an existing network and can begin working (almost) immediately.

The features of NanoBSD include:

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