GhostBSD 22.06.15 ISO is now available


After five months, this new ISO is more than overdue. It contains many bug fixes, security fixes, feature improvements, software updates, and OS updates. For details, see the changelog below.

GhostBSD 22.06.15 ISO Changelog

Some of the improvements are automation on the livecd to install the proper Nvidia driver, and when a package fails to upgrade, Update Station will reinstall it and resume the update. I have added the BWN_GPL_PHY option in our default GENERIC kernel to compile drivers that include GPLv2 code. Now, most Broadcom devices are detected, including my iMac. In most cases bwn_v4_ucode_load="YES" or bwn_v4_lp_ucode_load="YES" need to be added in /boot/loader.conf. In addition, GhostBSD was upgraded to 13.1-STABLE from 22/05/31.

Features Added

  • [EPIC]: Do not show updates available when packages are syncing #151
    • [Task]: Add a file called syncing when new packages are syncing and remove it when completed #152
    • [Feature] Add code to update-station read if syncing is in the repository and do not prompt users for upgrades #153
    • [Feature] Add code to software-station to not allow software installation with software-station during a packages sync #154
  • Find a way to update /etc/version with pkg command #163
  • Added iwlwifi in devd.conf wifi-driver-regex #155
  • Added BWN_GPL_PHY option to compile code that includes GPLv2 #157
  • Improved desktop experience and fixed some stuttering issues on AMD #181

Bugs Fixed

  • [BUG] Update Station should not state 'No update available. …' when there is no connection to the Internet update-station#20
  • [Bug]: add zfskeys_enable parameter to /etc/defaults/rc.conf #160
  •  pc-sysinstall#11
  • Only one update-station process should be allowed to run update-station#27
  • Fixed check now exit on Install Update update-station#30
  • Nvidia Geforce GT 630 install not work #189
    • Adding 510 drivers support and added install_and_setup_nvidia function xconfig#14
    • Removing GT 630 from n470drivers list, it is buggy with 470 xconfig#15
  • [BUG] linux-sublime3-3.2.2_2 not working after upgraded to GhostBSD 22.05.07 amd64 #199
  • Removed checkbox from the Update list window update-station#31
  • Added code to reinstall packages that Fail to create a temporary file update-station#32

Security Issues Resolved

  • [Security]: rust-1.58.0 is vulnerable #159
  • [Security]: Ensuring minimal security of working with packages #162
    • Enable packages certification in GhostBSD.conf #175
  • [Security]: zsh-5.8 is vulnerable #173
  • [Security]: qt5-core-5.15.2p263 is vulnerable #176
  • [Security]: libmysofa-1.2 is vulnerable #177
  • [Security]: cyrus-sasl-2.1.27_2 is vulnerable #178
  • [Bug]: curl-7.83.0 is vulnerable: #196
  • [Bug]: e2fsprogs-1.46.5 is vulnerable #200

Where to download:

All images, checksums, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB), and torrents are available here:

https://www.ghostbsd.org/download

Note: When installing on VirtualBox, change the Graphics Controller to VBoxSVGA.

Writing the iso to a USB stick

On BSD

dd if=GhostBSD-22.06.15.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD-22.06.15.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD-22.06.15.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

On Windows using http://www.chrysocome.net/dd

./dd.exe if=GhostBSD-22.06.15.iso of=USB Drive bs=8M

Minimum System Requirements

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

Note: GhostBSD can't successfully install in a system with less than 4G of ram because once GhostBSD is booted, it is running from the ram and not from the USB flash drive or DVD.

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