GhostBSD 24.01.1 Now Available

I am pleased to announce the release of GhostBSD 24.01.1!

First and foremost, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who contributed their time, effort, and expertise to enhance GhostBSD for this latest release.

GhostBSD 24.01.1


24.01.1 Changelog

This new release is based on FreeBSD 14.0-STABLE. Update Station got a significant change to upgrade to a major FreeBSD version, allowing upgrading GhostBSD from 13.2-STABLE to 14.0-STABLE. Also, a major change to the installer is the user created is an admin, and the root user gets the same password as the admin. If the admin password is changed after the installation, the root password will not change.

Enhancement, Improvements, and New Features

Bug Fixes

Security Fixes

Know Issues

Where to download:

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

Writing the ISO to a USB stick


dd if=Downloads/GhostBSD-24.01.1.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4m

On Linux

dd if=Downloads/GhostBSD-24.01.1.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=4M

On Mac

dd if=Downloads/GhostBSD-24.01.1.iso of=/dev/disk2 bs=10240

On Windows, using

./dd.exe if=Downloads/GhostBSD-24.01.1.iso of=USB Drive bs=84

To upgrade GhostBSD 23.10.1 to 24.10.1 with pkg

To upgrade  GhostBSD 23.10.1 to 24.10.1 with pkg, use the following command.

sudo env ABI=FreeBSD:14:amd64 IGNORE_OSVERSION=yes pkg-static bootstrap -f
sudo env ABI=FreeBSD:14:amd64 pkg-static upgrade -f

To upgrade the pool.

To verify that the pool needs to be upgraded, use zpool status.

sudo zpool upgrade poolname

If you are on an old installation of GhostBSD, do not reboot before updating your EFI file.

Find your EFI partition with gpart show. In most cases, the EFI partition is ada0p1.

gpart show
=>        40  1000215136  ada0  GPT  (477G)
          40      532480     1  efi  (260M)
      532520   994766848     2  freebsd-zfs  (474G)
   995299368     4904960     3  freebsd-swap  (2.3G)
  1000204328       10848        - free -  (5.3M)

Mount the EFI partiton.

sudo mount -t msdos /dev/ada0p1 /mnt/

Copy the /boot/loader.efi to /mnt/EFI/ghostbsd/BOOTX64.EFI.

sudo cp  /boot/loader.efi /mnt/EFI/ghostbsd/BOOTX64.EFI

Now unmount /mnt.

sudo umount /mnt.