GhostBSD 21.04.27 ISO's are now available

I am happy to announce the availability of the new ISO 21.04.27. First, I would like to thank Joe Maloney, Vic Thacker, and Neville Goddard for the time and effort they put into improving and testing GhostBSD to make it better than before. Also, I have special thanks to Kyle Evans and Allan Jude for the help on Twitter about devmatch and our BE problems.

When we started to port all the GhostBSD code from 12.2-STABLE to 13.0-STABLE, several problems arose with OpenRC, devd, and drivers not loaded at boot. We discovered that OpenRC devd and devmatch services implementations were not working properly. We had to create rc.devmatch to replace the OpenRC service implementation of devmatch.conf for devd. With devmatch now starting properly, all drivers get loaded at boot and when a new device is inserted. In addition,  we were able to remove all changes we made in the GENERIC kernel, making the default kernel a bit smaller. I fixed ntpd and wireguard services. Autoconfiguration for network cards has been removed from NetworkMgr and added to the script started by devd.

What is new in GhostBSD 21.04.27

  • GhostBSD is now based on FreeBSD 13.0-STABLE
  • Devmatch and Devd are now fully functional
  • Touch screen support
  • Network configuration is done by devd
  • Network service supports starting unique devices
  • OpenZFS 2.0
  • New ZFS services have been added
  • Old ZFS services were updated
  • The installer has been improved for OPenZFS 2.0
  • New icons theme
  • OpenRC services improvements

Github Issue completed:

Pull Request open and merged:

To upgrade to 21.04.27 from the old releases

To upgrade to 21.04.27, I created a post on the forum: Upgrading to newer versions of GhostBSD based on 13-STABLE.

Where to download:

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

https://www.ghostbsd.org/download

Writing an iso to a USB stick:

On BSD

dd if=GhostBSD-21.01.15.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD-21.01.15.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD-21.01.15.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

Recommended system requirements for the new iso

  • 64-bit processor
  • 4GB+ of RAM
  • 15 GB of free hard drive space
  • Network card

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