cvs commit: src/release/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/installation/common install.sgml

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Feb 28 21:46:30 GMT 2005

On Monday 28 February 2005 12:20 pm, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at> writes:
> >   Correct the minimum RAM requirements for i386 (24 MB to install,
> >   12 MB to run).  These technically reflect 5.3-RELEASE figures,
> >   but are probably closer to reality than the older numbers (8MB / 7MB).
> I can't boot 5.3 with only 12 MB under qemu.  16 MB works fine.
> sysinstall requires 24 MB but can probably do with less provided you
> configure swap; however, the install CD won't boot with only 16 MB.

How about a custom boot kernel?  When I suggested 12MB rather than 7MB in the 
original PR, I was thinking of the case of building a stripped-down custom 
kernel.  GENERIC certainly isn't going to fit well in 16MB.

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