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    PicoBSD + XFree86

    PicoBSD
    (A Single Floppy FreeBSD)

    I need to get a copy of XFree86 (http://www.xfree86.org/)... I’m running PicoBSD (A mini-FreeBSD), and I’d like to minimize the space needed in order to run this gui... Just wanted to know your thoughts on this, there is a description of PicoBSD + Some Links… (In short- I'd like to minimize the space needed to run XFree86 and- I need to be able to run this off of the hard drive, The PicoBSD Kernel & stuff is on a Floppy Disk...) Thanx Guys and Gals :-)


    I really like FreeBSD, it’s been great- and PicoBSD is just as cool, if not cooler ;-) it fits on a single floppy, with just enough tools to make things interesting (there are a few versions; dialup, network, router*, et cet era)...

    Below, Text Taken From: “http://www.picobsd.org”
    What is PicoBSD ?
    PicoBSD is primarily just FreeBSD running from RAM-disk, with all needed executable programs packed into a single executable ELF file in the RAM-disk.
    It is a one floppy version which in its different variations allows you to have secure dialup access, small diskless router or even a dial-in server.
    With flexibility that FreeBSD gives, and full source code available, one can build a small installation performing various tasks, including (but not limited to):
    * diskless workstation * portable dial-up access solution * custom demo-disk
    * embedded controller (flash or EEPROM) * firewall * communication server
    * replacement for commercial router * diskless home-automation system * and many others....
    Current version of PicoBSD is 0.500.
    TinyWare: http://people.freebsd.org/~picobsd/tinyware/

    Source Code can be found at:
    http://www.picobsd.org/src/picobsd.tar.gz
    From Most any FreeBSD distribution site…
    /usr/src/release/picobsd
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    PicoBSD is not the only Single Floppy *Nix Style OS
    Here is a list of quite a few single floppy *nix Os's: http://bengross.com/smallunix.html
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    I've reading all morning, and i found something called the "W System" , it's tiny compared to X, about 80k

    Preview: http://people.freebsd.org/~picobsd/preview/preview2.tgz
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    I need to get a copy of XFree86 (http://www.xfree86.org/)...
    Have you try using XFree86 from Linux?(if you have Linux cd), cause I've read in open source org, GUI on Linux and BSD they using same version of Xfree86
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    Thank you sweet_angel, i do have a linux cd lying around somewhere... The main question is, how do i cut down on the size needed to run these GUI's - and what other GUI's should i look into...

    Sorry for not making this more clear in the original post :-(
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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