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NomadBSD is a persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD.

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  • how to read content from an old freebsd HD?
    Try with NomadBSD - it's based on Free and has automount feature. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Its possible to install FreeBSD ina External USB HDD?
    Yes. You can check It allow You to install in an external device with persistence. Best regards. Source: about 1 year ago
  • About Installing Ubunto to USB on MBR
    I know this is about unbuntu, but I use a BSD distro made to run permanently from a USB. It's called Nomad BSD it's pretty fun. It comes with the XFCE desktop and can run Linux apps. Source: about 1 year ago
  • I2p on Tails OS?
    Go to and flash it just like you would with Tails. Its not meant to be a anonymous, private or secure OS, but its very easy to use, based on FreeBSD (which is decently secure already), and should work very well out of the box. Source: over 1 year ago
  • programming with the public library computer
    There is a chance the computers might not allow this, but I have always been curious if this would be a viable option. You could try getting a really cheap flash drive and loading something like NomadBSD or some other linux distro and boot off that. The benefit is you can customize the dev environment to your liking and keep some of your files local on their as well as GitHub. You would also gain some Linux/BSD... Source: about 2 years ago
  • gui installer?
    If you're looking for something a little more like a traditional live disk installer, where you boot into a graphical environment and go through a GUI installation process you might like NomadBSD, which is a FreeBSD distro. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Linux Mint 19 full install to a USB 3.1 thumb drive takes 10 minutes to boot. Seeking trouble shooting pointers.
    The only distro I've found even marginally acceptable in that configuration is Nomad BSD. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Less common OSes for desktop - episode 1
    But to give chance to BSD family I tried another desktop-ready system called NomadBSD ( This operating system is presented as a live system with a desktop and my understanding was at the beginning that I can also install the system to a hard drive. Unfortunately, after some investigation, I found that is not true. You "install" the system just on a flash drive, but still, I was interested in... - Source: / about 3 years ago
  • How can I make a live bootable USB of my Debian 10 Os?
    There is also NomadBSD if you want and OS that designed persistent live environment in mind. Obviously that's not Debian nor Linux but might be worth a look Source: over 3 years ago
  • Does a laptop need a HDD inside or can it be outside of it?
    Technically speaking, a laptop doesn't need a HDD or SSD at all, since it is possible to run a persistent OS from a USB stick. Source: over 3 years ago
  • Can you add programs to a Linux usb stick?
    Since you are most likely using a Live ISO it'll reset after reboot as per its design. If persistent storage it not working then try to do full linux install to USB, for that you'd need two USB sticks - one with install media/live ISO and the other to install to. Boot into live ISO , hit install, select the other USB stick as installation target. Another option could be a distro specially designed to be run off... Source: over 3 years ago
  • Best options to create a Linux for USB stick ?
    I use NomadBSD for portable system, its specifically design to be run off USB, on USB 3.0 its not really noticable. Source: over 3 years ago
  • Ubuntu Kernel Update and ZFS Not Working
    If you're a general desktop Linux person I would check out GhostBSD or NomadBSD — they are both based on FreeBSD though (which is not so hard to get GUI on top of). Source: over 3 years ago
  • connecting to Internet with live USB on public computer?
    Not linux, but check out , its designed to be run from USB, saves your credentials and many other things to make life easier when running from USB. Source: over 3 years ago

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