It is trivial to a create a bootable USB stick with OpenBSD. I wanted to create one and realized that this will be of general use for anyone who likes a UNIX USB memory stick that they can carry with them on a keychain. This is the LiveCD/LiveDVD created using the LiveUSB images as base. This is the sister project of LiveUSB-OpenBSD.
Remember that it will install to the hard drive if you choose to do so. After that you have to remove the optical medium and boot from the hard disk or USB stick to enjoy LiveUSB.
To install the LiveCD/DVD image to hard disk, please use the excellent nCurses progress bar based installer installtodisk.
Please make your choice, download and enjoy!
This is the non Xwindow version for geeks. Though there is no X, it still is way too powerful!
The packages in LiveUSB-Minimal are
aget-0.4 multi threaded HTTP download accelerator axel-2.4 tiny download accelerator bing-1.0.5p2 point-to-point bandwidth measurement tool btpd-0.16 BitTorrent Protocol Daemon curl-7.26.0 get files from FTP, Gopher, HTTP or HTTPS servers fping-2.4b2p6 quickly ping N hosts w/o flooding the network hping-2.0.0rc3p1 TCP/UDP ping/traceroute tool lftp-4.3.3 shell-like command line ftp and sftp client luasocket-2.0.2p2 network support for the lua language mpg123-1.14.2 fast console MPEG audio player and decoder library mpg321-0.3.2 free clone of mpg123, a command-line mp3 player mutt-1.5.21p0v0-sasl-sidebar-compressed tty-based e-mail client, development version normalize-0.7.7p0 audio file volume normalizer p5-Curses-UI-0.9609 curses based user interface framework for Perl p5-CursesWidgets-1.997p3 curses(3) based terminal widgets p5-Proc-Daemon-0.03p1 run perl program as a daemon process p7zip-9.20.1p0 file archiver with high compression ratio postfix-2.10.20120630-sasl2 fast, secure sendmail replacement pure-ftpd-1.0.35-virtual_chroot small, easy to set up, fast and very secure FTP server randtype-1.13 output characters or lines at random intervals rtorrent-0.8.9v0 ncurses BitTorrent client based on libTorrent sing-1.1p4 send ICMP nasty garbage socat-184.108.40.206 relay for bidirectional data transfer sox-14.4.0p1 Sound eXchange, the Swiss Army knife of audio manipulation vim-7.3.154p2-no_x11 vi clone, many additional features vorbis-tools-1.4.0p0 play, encode, and manage Ogg Vorbis files wget-1.13.4 retrieve files from the web via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP
You can login as user live and password live123 The root password is openbsd1729.
I have installed a lot of packages like pidgin,firefox, mplayer, ffmpeg etc.
This throws up a nice xdm prompt where you can login as user live and password live123. The root password is openbsd1729. The password is three words with two spaces in between.
You can listen to streaming audio or watch videos with mplayer. You have a nice minimal graphical environment with windowmaker. You can read man pages in color. There are several nice things you can do with this minimal OS. Just download the image and try it out.
With this version you can browse the Internet with Mozilla Firefox, chat using pidgin several networking tools like nmap, hping, socat and sing thrown in. The repertoire is really interesting.
You only need 8GB for this. The packages installed are:
ImageMagick-220.127.116.11p1 image processing tools colorls-5.0 ls that can use color to display file attributes curl-7.26.0 get files from FTP, Gopher, HTTP or HTTPS servers dictd-client-1.9.15p2 Dictionary Server Protocol client ffmpeg-20120610 audio/video converter and streamer figlet-2.2.5 generates ASCII banner art firefox-13.0.1 Mozilla web browser lftp-4.3.3 shell-like command line ftp and sftp client mplayer-20110309p19 movie player supporting many formats mutt-1.5.21p0v0-sasl-sidebar-compressed tty-based e-mail client, development version osd_clock-0.5p2 xosd based clock p5-Curses-UI-0.9609 curses based user interface framework for Perl p5-CursesWidgets-1.997p3 curses(3) based terminal widgets p5-Proc-Daemon-0.03p1 run perl program as a daemon process p7zip-9.20.1p0 file archiver with high compression ratio pidgin-2.10.6-gtkspell multi-protocol instant messaging client postfix-2.10.20120630-sasl2 fast, secure sendmail replacement qemu-1.1.0p0 multi system emulator qiv-2.2.4 very small and pretty fast gdk/Imlib image viewer root-tail-1.2p1 tails a given file anywhere on your X11 root window transcode-1.1.7p0 video stream processing tools urlview-0.9p4-slang curses-based URL ripper vim-7.3.154p2-gtk2 vi clone, many additional features wget-1.13.4 retrieve files from the web via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP windowmaker-0.92.0p11 window manager that emulates NEXTSTEP(tm) wmcalclock-1.25 wm-dockapp; calendar/clock wmdate-0.7p1 wm-dockapp; shows the current date wmmoonclock-1.27p3 wm-dockapp; shows the moon phase wmtictactoe-1.1.1p0 wm-dockapp; TicTacToe game wmtimer-2.92p2 wm-dockapp; alarm clock wmweather-2.4.3p2 wm-dockapp; weather monitor xosd-2.2.14 displays text on your screen
These images are based on 5.2 release of OpenBSD made on Nov 1, 2012.
Should you be interested in getting a USB stick instead you can send me a mail and I can have one shipped to you preloaded with the LiveUSB packages.
Please e-mail email@example.com for anything.
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