kraileth wrote:I would very much like to use GhostBSD on my workstation at work. I work for a company that allows free choice of the Linux distro to use; I asked about *BSD and since we have FreeBSD servers, too, I was told that *BSD would also be fine. There is just one requirement that GhostBSD does not seem to meet in the graphical installer right now: I need to encrypt everything except /boot with GELI!
Is there any way of doing this? I'd be fine with doing a command line install. Also installing vanilla FreeBSD the way I need it and adding GhostBSD packages on top of that would be fine.
How is the GhostBSD system organized? I think some years ago there was a wiki page for PC-BSD which detailed the process of turning a vanilla FreeBSD into PC-BSD. Is the same possible for GhostBSD or do you use a modified FreeBSD? If it is possible, I'd volunteer to document this in the wiki if a developer agrees to give me a hand!
Of the supported DEs I prefer MATE. If you tell me how to import the right package list I'll give it a try (I've already set a spare machine aside for playing with GhostBSD). No packages? No problem. I like building ports for the control that this gives to the user. However if I succeed to turn multiple of my FreeBSD machines into GhostBSD (there may be some obstacles) I might finally have the reason to dig into Poudriere!
Should it all go well, I'd also like to add a section about doing this to documentation.
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