GhostBSD 23.06.01 ISO is now available

This has been a long time since I have officially released an ISO. With all the difficulties and issues I encounter with the new Xorg version and old Nvidia drivers, this new ISO is overdue. 23.06.01 contains many bug fixes, security fixes, and feature improvements. For details, see the changelog below.

GhostBSD 23.06.01 Changelog

This release contains a new tool called Backup Station to manage ZFS boot environment. Now the default time is set to local instead of UTC, which fixes an issue with LightDM time. Software Station search got improved to be less laggy. See below for a complete list of fixes and improvements.


New Feature and Improvement

Bug Fix

Security Fix

Where to download:

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

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

Writing the iso to a USB stick


dd if=GhostBSD-23.06.01.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD-23.06.01.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD-23.06.01.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

On Windows, using

./dd.exe if=GhostBSD-23.06.01.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 runs from the ram and not from the USB flash drive or DVD.

Updating GhostBSD with pkg notice

Upgrading packages with pkg has to be done in a specific way, specifically with OS Upgrade.

To determine how to upgrade packages with pkg, you must determine if there is a kernel change with pkg update -f.

> sudo pkg update -f
Updating GhostBSD repository catalogue...
pkg: Repository GhostBSD has a wrong packagesite, need to re-create database
Fetching meta.conf: 100%    163 B   0.2kB/s    00:01
Fetching packagesite.pkg: 100%    7 MiB   6.9MB/s    00:01
Processing entries:   0%
Newer FreeBSD version for package ztrack:
To ignore this error set IGNORE_OSVERSION=yes
- package: 1302505
- running kernel: 1301510
Ignore the mismatch and continue? [y/N]:

If you encounter a similar message to the above, you must upgrade all installed packages using sudo pkg upgrade -f, or some problem could occur after rebooting. If pkg update -f doesn't report kernel mismatch, sudo pkg upgrade can be used to upgrade packages.