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is it 7.0-RELEASE-i386-livefs.iso LiveCD ?
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Yes it is. You need disc1 as well in order to boot into "a live CD-based filesystem''. Check out the details from http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.0R/announce.html.

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Yes it is. You need disc1 as well in order to boot into "a live CD-based filesystem''. Check out the details from http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.0R/announce.html.
you're wrong, you can boot from livefs cd as well,
you can even use it to install freebsd from internet

I have done that many times
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you're wrong, you can boot from livefs cd as well
No i'm not. disk1 supports booting from the livefs. You can also make one disk by combining those two.

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you can even use it to install freebsd from internet
You don't need livefs to do such a thing.
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No i'm not. disk1 supports booting from the livefs. You can also make one disk by combining those two.
It does supports it.... but, you can't boot live fs from CD1, for that you still need livefs cd (as far as i remember).

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You don't need livefs to do such a thing.
I didn't say you have to, i just said it's possible
And i meant, that livefs cd have the same script as disk1, but without packages/distributions



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You need disc1 as well in order to boot into "a live CD-based filesystem''
livefs cd is sufficient enough to boor from it and run livefs... disk1 ain't required

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for that you still need livefs cd (as far as i remember).
You do remember correctly.

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livefs cd is sufficient enough to boor from it and run livefs... disk1 ain't required ...but without packages/distributions
and do what???????
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You do remember correctly.



and do what???????
To:
* repair thing on preinstalled freebsd if things go bad and you can't load your's
* install freebsd from internet
* probably everything you can imagine that very basic FreeBSD can do
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* repair thing on preinstalled freebsd if things go bad and you can't load your's
Yes, if all else fails (i.e. single-user mode, /rescue etc)

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* probably everything you can imagine that very basic FreeBSD can do
I can't imagine a lot of things

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The livefs CD is very useful for cloning systems, as it gets you a live, working FreeBSD system, booted off a CD. Anything you can do with a minimal install of FreeBSD on a harddrive, you can do from the livefs. It comes in handy quite a bit.

However, it's not a LiveCD in the sense that you can use it for everyday work. It's more a fixit/rescue/test CD.

CD1 is not needed for any of the above. The livefs is a bootable CD.
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Depends on how you define "everyday work" and how you approach this everyday work, i.e. what applications you use.

Some call this filesytem loaded in RAM a "holographic shell". The one on the bootonly CD presumes the user will only be concentrated on one task: installing BSD. And the kernel config, filesystem and applications included are probably only those necessary to do this job.
That's why I mentioned the LiveFS/fixit CD, and not the bootonly CD. They are very different things. The LiveFS/fixit CD comes with a full install of FreeBSD, and you can drop to a real shell, with access to everything that FreeBSD ships with.

The "emergency holographic shell" on the install CDs is almost useless, as it only has access to the handful of commands that are on the install CD, mostly geared toward installing the OS.

The spectrum of LiveCDs for FreeBSD goes something like:
emergency holographic shell on install cd -> livefs/fixit cd -> frenzy livecd -> freesbie livecd -> pcbsd livecd

The last two get you a GUI running off the livecd. Frenzy is a network/sysadmin CLI tool (FreeBSD+a bunch of useful ports).
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Hello,

I wrote my onw script to build my own FreeBSD livecd, because I am no able to find a good alternative to my needs. actually, It take too more humain interactions to create because I don't use "make" (I don't know how to use it).
I try to keep the way FreeBSD start and use the rc.d script file. I create a base system and I am able to fork and add some packages to do a firewall (wifi, etc.) and a print server with cups and samba. The big problem is to load at boot time the configuration that the user (me) saved on a media, but I finally do it (floppy or usb). I learned from frenzy and tinybsd. It will be great to have a general script to build an iso image (liveCD) for FreeBSD.

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