Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 00:30 UTC, submitted by Oliver
BSD and Darwin derivatives FreeSBIE 2.0-RELEASE has been released. "FreeSBIE 2.0-RELEASE (codename Clint Eastwood) is based on the fresh FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE, both in terms of sources and of packages. It contains more than 450 pieces and 1,3 gigabytes of software, all in a single CD-ROM of 668 megabytes."
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(codename Clint Eastwood)
by spikeb on Tue 16th Jan 2007 00:52 UTC
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best. code. name. ever.

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RE: (codename Clint Eastwood)
by n0xx on Tue 16th Jan 2007 01:12 UTC in reply to "(codename Clint Eastwood)"
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Uma Thurman would have been much better, though...

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RE[2]: (codename Clint Eastwood)
by Bobe on Tue 16th Jan 2007 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE: (codename Clint Eastwood)"
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No, she too closely resembles a bug of some kind.

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good, should be part of FreeBSD
by theGrump on Tue 16th Jan 2007 03:33 UTC
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creating a livecd in my opinion has become a requirement for any system worth its salt. freebsd foundation should absorb and support freesbie.

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Daniel Seuffert Member since:

Sorry, FreeSBIE is already integral part of FreeBSD and supported by the FreeBSD foundation, more is to come soon.

And yes, a LiveCD is essential for every free OS these days. You can use the FreeSBIE toolkit to create your own LiveCD btw, see

Nearly all projects based on FreeBSD with a LiveCD (RoFreeSBIE, DesktopBSD etc.) use this toolkit (except Frenzy for some reasons).

Congrats to the FreeSBIE team and thnaks for all their hard work, please keep on going strong! ;)

Best regards, Daniel

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by vlado on Tue 16th Jan 2007 07:07 UTC
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(BSD is Dying) a funny way to learn what *BSD is:

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by antik on Tue 16th Jan 2007 17:12 UTC
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I have problem with mouse on FreeSBIE, actually no mouse at all... sysinstall says, you are not root user, so go away.. Is it so hard to detect mouse these days automatically? Works fine on every other FreeBSD distribution- PC-BSD and DesktopBSD.

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RE: strange
by Doc Pain on Tue 16th Jan 2007 19:16 UTC in reply to "strange"
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"sysinstall says, you are not root user, so go away.. "

Did you login as root or use the standard autologin user? I don't know if this user is UID 0. To be sure, use su. Should not be a problem then.

% su -
# /stand/sysinstall

Otherwise, try the "old fashioned" method to test:

# moused -d -f -p /dev/cuaa0 -t auto

Use /dev/psm0 for a PS/2 mouse or /dev/ums0 for an USB mouse. Be sure to specify the correct mouse type (see man moused for a list). By the way, USB mice should be autodetected and automatically setup via usbd.

"Works fine on every other FreeBSD distribution- PC-BSD and DesktopBSD."

Really strange... diffed the /etc/rc.confs?

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