NomadBSD: Persistent Live USB OS

NomadBSD: Persistent Live USB OS

NomadBSD setup and demo. This FreeBSD OS is designed to run from a live USB drive which is persistent, so that user files, applications and operating system changes can be saved to it. NomadBSD is hence a portable alternative OS that you can move between computers and carry around in your pocket. You can learn more about and download NomadBSD from its website at: My video called “PC BIOS Settings” which I refer to in this video is here: Whilst my group test of the Gorilla Drive and other rugged USB 3.0 drives is here: You can purchase a Gorilla Drive on here (affiliate link): But any USB 3.0 drive 8GB or more in capacity is fine to install NomadBSD on. Or you may just squeeze it onto a 4GB drive. More videos on computing and related topics, can be found at: You may also like my ExplainingTheFuture channel at: #NomadBSD #LiveUSB #FreeBSD #ExplainingComputers


  1. moksy shmox on March 18, 2021 at 12:25 am

    I’m comming from Sahara country so this is awesome. I wonder what is the minumum RAM required ?

  2. Mr Sammotube on March 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    The amount of USB drives that Windows has ruined with its pop-ups.

  3. Ammar Rai on March 18, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Is there a Linux equivalent?

  4. Joseph Wood on March 18, 2021 at 12:29 am

    What are the minimum ram requirements for this to run fine? I have and old asus pc that can be resurrected with this os

  5. kOx X. on March 18, 2021 at 12:30 am

    hhh, i love this intro of nomad, it’s so relaxing, and I always LOVE EC

  6. mobile shadat on March 18, 2021 at 12:30 am

    great video sir?

  7. I Whitt on March 18, 2021 at 12:32 am

    I appreciate what you are doing here – spreading the word of free UNIX-like operating systems to the masses.

  8. alexander on March 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    your daily driver is windows 10? ew

  9. -]Na[-NoMaD on March 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    it feels weird to see someone else logon with my username, how dare you !?

  10. Ronny Barthmann on March 18, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Oh my God
    "Wow it’s so quick from a USB stick"
    Dude … you have a FLASH (!) Drive on USB 3.0 (!) … what were you waiting for!?
    OF COURSE it’s faster than any hard drive and more like an SSD
    and secondly: why are you so happy that NomadBSD can do what KNOPPIX was able to do 10 years ago !?

  11. Ch Pe on March 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    I’m a Linux user. Imagine me driving by throwing up gang signs at BSD users.

  12. MultiGladiator on March 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Hello, at 2:20 ish, I would have had appreciated if you explained the difference between "amd64" version and "i386"

  13. Completo i compiti on March 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    @ExplainingComputers Is it necessary to make a data backup before using a live OS?

  14. Kashan Bin Tariq on March 18, 2021 at 12:36 am

    the bg looks more like a flat ass of an old guy. i can’t unsee it now.

  15. Gene Code on March 18, 2021 at 12:39 am

    What is your spectacles power?

  16. William Fife on March 18, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Does it run on a pi

  17. Gyro nuts on March 18, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Why don’t you sell linux puppy in a sd card? Love to buy it ready to use, hate linux because it’s too difficult to play around, download, zip, unzipped, do this do that,,,

  18. Matthew Stevens on March 18, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Been looking for something like this actually.

  19. MultiGladiator on March 18, 2021 at 12:42 am

    What are the settings in this image-burning software named "etcher". Am I fine to just use "Rufus"?
    I really have to recommend it. No installation needed. Very fast.Visit their homepage!

  20. Nelson Gutierrez on March 18, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Excelente Gracias !!

  21. Ηλίας Ζαχαρόπουλος on March 18, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Chris I tried several times to operate nomadBSD on my machine (ION Nvidia / Atom 330 / 2GB RAM) & finally yesterday I made it. But ….. there is a login screen with "user : nomad" but the password I previously set doesn’t match. How did you overcome this "reef" ?. Obviously I tried to reset the OS following the instructions on "booklet", (selection 2 single user) but in vain 😠

  22. Fred Vandaele on March 18, 2021 at 12:50 am

    so cool, just wondering if it could run on an iMac 2008 ?

  23. I trigger people on March 18, 2021 at 12:50 am

    i needed to turn off secure boot on my r580-590 laptop motherboard cause it refused to install linux mint 20 on it , but could run linux fine from usb stick for some reason, It resulted in corrupted boot every time and corrupted usb stick, it was weird.

    Also from usb stick laptop can use 8gb stick of memory and works fine, but once i boot from sata drive, it refuses to boot and screen remains black, is there way to make this laptop to work on 12gb of ram? cause i see it runs on 12gb while using bootable usb stick, so I don’t understand why it refuses to run from sata disk when 12gb is installed.

  24. PrayForPeace on March 18, 2021 at 12:52 am

    So would this be a safe option to do banking or other sensitive work on a public computer at a net cafe or library? Can the host computer still track your net traffic and keystrokes?

  25. Bill Byrne on March 18, 2021 at 12:52 am

    @ExplainingComputers Is It Possible To try this out in a virtual machine such as oracle virtual box?

  26. MultiGladiator on March 18, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Can I also use compilers like gcc or javac?
    I occasionally need linux OS for my studies and do not want to have two Operating Systems installed in my computer harddrive at the same time just for using it a few times a year.

    I will get myself a second notebook and install a linux os there once i am no more poor 😀

  27. Ferran on March 18, 2021 at 12:55 am

    I was looking for a persistent USB distro and finally i got it. Only I need to know a little bit more about BSD environment. Thank you very much.

  28. jimster1111 on March 18, 2021 at 12:57 am

    you forgot to play your favorite youtube test video

  29. A440 on March 18, 2021 at 12:58 am

    It’s cool but it didn’t find my WiFi adapter.

  30. GGabey14 on March 18, 2021 at 1:01 am

    You make great stuff. Especially your Linux Distro videos. Keep on going!

  31. ahcene saker on March 18, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Thank you so much, how to install or enable onboard on this operating system?

  32. Altamush Nayyer Khan on March 18, 2021 at 1:04 am

    A OS running on a USB appears better than Windows 10…….. :/

  33. HASAN ERYILMAZ on March 18, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Can you review the HasCodingOs distribution in your next video?

  34. Kordon C. on March 18, 2021 at 1:06 am

    I love this, especially for school. I move between parents, and don’t have a computer of my own. However, they both have desktop computers. That means, with my 64 gig USB I can take my operating system, all of my files, and everything between them. You are amazing.

  35. Pranav Kulkarni on March 18, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Persistent OS can be very helpful sometimes. Thanks!

  36. Sizzlean on March 18, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Its about time someone came out with the sequel to the 3600 dollar tandy 1000 I bought in 86 which ended up being a word processor and a calendar with a thermal printer that had paper like a reciept from the grocery store! Dud you really are one cool cat and I have to say this made my day. I bought 8 laptops on an auction and for the fastest ones I thought I just needed some special ribbon cable thingy to drop in a hdd or ssd and when I went to do it they didn’t have the thing for the ribbon cable but only an msata slot and so I was pretty pissed till I saw this since I wanted to know if they work or not. Well your usb os was cool as hell and all I can say to anyone complaining about the speed is be glad you aren’t in 86 waiting for 360K of floppy to load into the 384K of ram that was all she had. I still remember watching Ram at 40 bucks/MB for ever and ever. I remember one night winning a bet and my friend pulled out 4 32 MB ram chips out of his pocket after a days work at the new job I got him at Intel!! They were 8,000 dollars a piece and I just laughed at him. He said "What the hell man, why are you laughing, isn’t this like the shit?" I had to break it to him that I would never have enough money to own the computer that could take those chips. He got all sad and handed me another 12 sticks. I don’t remember what happened to them but boy oh boy what a different world it is now days. This was a great video and thanks so much.

  37. Hacks for you on March 18, 2021 at 1:10 am

    You can make an live persistent usb with Rufus with an ISO file right ..

  38. MechaTerryNutkins on March 18, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Going to try this on an old ultraportable which has a broken sata cable, replacing it costs more than the laptop did! Will see if it runs better off USB than Lubuntu or MX Linux.

  39. Doigt on March 18, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Porteus and Slax have faster boot times 😛 Although to be fair NomadBSD is much faster and easier to install than Porteus.

  40. Tobias Gerum on March 18, 2021 at 1:14 am

    The window manager looks great – is it also available for Linux?

  41. Marcello 42 on March 18, 2021 at 1:14 am

    is this also optimized in term of writing as less as possible to the usb drive and not trying to write over and over the same cell again to extend the life of the drive? or even better, does the OS run completely in memory and only writes for a persistent save?

  42. ami bala on March 18, 2021 at 1:16 am

    a bit similar to elemantary os ?

  43. Miguel Sifuentes on March 18, 2021 at 1:16 am

    No entenderé mucho el English pero te veo desde que empezaste el canal

  44. Kenny broothaerts on March 18, 2021 at 1:18 am

    +1 for SG1 joke 🙂

  45. Andro Coid on March 18, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Ps4 bsd9

  46. Peter De Keles on March 18, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Looks like fun. Downloading right now.

  47. Nezello on March 18, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Will not find my wifi.

  48. Vinay Kumar on March 18, 2021 at 1:22 am

    This genuinely looks like if mx Linux and Mac OS had a baby.

  49. Duane Royed Dsilva on March 18, 2021 at 1:22 am

    13:00 galculator 😂

  50. Chris Dillon on March 18, 2021 at 1:23 am

    First time poster, long time lurker. Love your channel, bro. Usb4 should make live os even more interesting!