Quick fix GhostBSD 21.09.08 ISO now available

This new ISO contains a vital fix for lightdm after installation. For an unknown reason, sysrc does not work in the iso_to_hd.sh script. I had to replace it with sed. I also fixed automount on the ISO boot and fixed .xinitrc group permission.

To upgrade to 21.09.08

There is nothing to update if you have installed 21.09.06 or normally update your system.

If you are running on 21.09.08 make sure that lightdm_enable is YES in /etc/rc.conf.

sysrc lightdm_enable=YES

Where to download:

All images checksum, hybrid ISO(DVD, USB), and torrent are available here:


Writing the iso to a USB stick:


dd if=GhostBSD-21.09.08.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=GhostBSD-21.09.08.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=GhostBSD-21.09.08.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

When installing on VirtualBox, make sure to change the Graphics Controller to VBoxSVGA. See this ticket on how to do it https://github.com/ghostbsd/ghostbsd-src/issues/77#issuecomment-908277032

Recommended system requirements for the new iso

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


What about for 2 gb ram?

2 GB ram is really low for today's computing. The 4 GB limit is the price to pay to have a read and right zfs live files system.

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