About

NomadBSD is a persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD®. Together with automatic hardware detection and setup, it is configured to be used as a desktop system that works out of the box, but can also be used for data recovery, for educational purposes, or to test FreeBSD®'s hardware compatibility.

For a list of installed software packages see the MANIFEST file.

Requirements

The images for 64-bit and 32-bit computers, and the 64-bit Mac® images fit on a 4GB USB flash drive. A system with a 1.2GHz CPU and 1G of RAM should be able to run NomadBSD decently. Booting is possible via BIOS and UEFI.

Current Version

1.2

Errata

NomadBSD 1.2 Errata

Development

You can check out the latest code and configuration files at GitHub.

Contributing to NomadBSD

Would you like to translate program interfaces or documentation? Are you a designer or programmer? Check out the open issues on GitHub. Do you have a cool idea for the project? Join the NomadBSD developer mailing list and let us know.

News

NomadBSD 1.2 Errata available

2019-04-25

The errata file for NomadBSD 1.2 is now available.

NomadBSD 1.2 released!

2019-04-21

We are pleased to announce the release of NomadBSD 1.2! We would like to thank all the testers who sent us feedback and bug reports.

Changes

The image(s) and instructions can be found here.

NomadBSD 1.2-RC2 released!

2019-02-18

The second release candidate of NomadBSD 1.2 is now available! We would like to thank all the RC1 testers who sent us feedback and bug reports. If you notice any problems, please let us know.

Changes since 1.2-RC1

The image(s) and instructions can be found here.

NomadBSD 1.2-RC1 released!

2019-01-15

The first release candidate of NomadBSD 1.2 is available! If you notice any problems, please let us know.

Changes since 1.1

The image(s) and instructions can be found here.

NomadBSD 1.1 released!

2018-07-07

Changes since 1.0.1

The image(s) and instructions can be found here.

NomadBSD 1.1-RC2 released!

2018-06-23

The second release candidate of NomadBSD-1.1 is available!

Changes

The image and instructions can be found here.

Review of NomadBSD by barnabyh

2018-06-19

barnabyh from all-things-linux.blogspot.com wrote a review of NomadBSD. Thank you!

NomadBSD 1.1-RC1 released!

2018-06-16

The first – and hopefully final – release candidate of NomadBSD 1.1 is available!

Changes

The image and instructions can be found here.

Review of NomadBSD 1.0.1

2018-05-06

RoboNuggie made a review of NomadBSD 1.0.1. You can find the video here. Thank you!

NomadBSD 1.0.1 released

2018-03-03

Changes

NomadBSD on BSDNow

2018-03-22

NomadBSD was mentioned in BSD Now 238. Thank you, guys!

NomadBSD 1.0 released

2018-02-28

Changes

NomadBSD 0.5.3 released

2018-02-19

Changes