GhostBSD 19.09 Now Available

I am happy to announce the availability of GhostBSD 19.09!

GhostBSD 19.09 has some considerable changes happened, like moving the system to STABLE instead of CURRENT for ABI stability with the integration of the latest system update developed by TrueOS. This also means that current users will need to reinstall GhostBSD unless they were running on the development version of GhostBSD 19.09. GhostBSD 19.09 marks the last major changes that breaks updates for software and system upgrade.

What has changed since 19.04

  • GhostBSD 19.09 is built from TrueOS/FreeBSD 12.0-STABLE
  • OpenRC is updated to 0.41.2
  • GhostBSD now use TrueOS packages base from ports
  • NetworkMgr CPU usage got improved
  • A lot of unnecessary software got removed
  • Exaile got replaced with Rhythmbox
  • Gnome MPV got replaced by VLC
  • XFburn got replaced by Brasero
  • Vim got replaced by Tiny Vim
  • The Display Manager switched to Slick Greeter for our LightDM frontend
  • Vimix got update and improved for MATE, XFCE
  • amdgpu and radeonkms was added to xconfig options

Issues reported we fixed

  • Bug #87: Thunderbird opens 10 "Install Add-on" tabs
  • Bug #106: desktop environment not localized after fresh install 19.04
  • Bug #110: default hostname not updated
  • Bug #111: stop menu disabled after DM disconnecting/reconnecting

Feature requested we did

Known issues

  • Installation using ZFS with a pool name that is already used is failing
  • Some WiFi card will only work on the installed system

Where to download:

All images checksum, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB) and torrent are available here:

For writing an iso to a USB stick:


dd if=GhostBSD19.09.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD19.09.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD19.09.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240


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