GhostBSD 19.04 Now Available

Finally, GhostBSD 19.04 is out! GhostBSD 19.04 has several improvements from the volume controller to the installer, and for the first time, we added and changed some code in the base system. GhostBSD 19.04 is available with our official MATE desktop, and there is also a community Xfce desktop version available. This release is a significant improvement from GhostBSD 18.12. Enjoy!


What has changed since 18.12

  • Replaced slim by Lightdm
  • Updated the system to FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT r324678+de2c6abb2b7(ghostbsd-master) GENERIC
  • Added the supports of ZFS with MBR on the installer
  • Removed TrueOS setting to default to ZFS which improved the installation of UFS
  • Fix default mate-terminal setting
  • Added GhostBSD boot mute
  • Added Refine setup on the installer
  • Removed gksu
  • Fixed UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' problem with Software Station

Issues reported that got fixed

  • Bug #67: Can't boot the installer
  • Bug #69: Custom disk configuration is not working (documentation issue?)
  • Bug #74: No enabled connection in a VirtualBox guest if you active bridged networking or NAT. 
  • Bug #75: Cannot boot from the USB drive
  • Bug #78: No volume control for sound and Control Center Sound preferences don't stick
  • Bug #79: USB3 support
  • Bug #80: Misspelling in Mate network icon tooltip
  • Bug #82: fail to install to a custom partition. 
  • Bug #84: keymap us in DM
  • Bug #103: Station Tweak UI not working with code
  • Feature #58: Default keyboard on the login screen as default US
  • Feature #91: Change GNOME MPlayer to other media player
  • Feature #95: Can not use TAB on the login screen to switch fields

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=GhostBSD19.04.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD19.04.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD19.04.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

To upgrade from 18.12:

Yeah, there has been so much change since 18.12, we are now maintaining our base, from FreeBSD and TrueOS, with all the changes that happened we recommend that all users should back up and reinstall.


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