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

Bruce A. Mah bmah at
Sat Mar 5 16:42:47 GMT 2005

If memory serves me right, Warner Losh wrote:
> From: John Baldwin <jhb at>

> > Then I think we should just say 24MB is the minimum required for both install 
> > and running given all the comments.  It will also simplify the docs if we 
> > just go with one number for minimum memory requirement.
> I agree.  I neglected to explicitly state the point I was trying to
> make: While expert users might be able to make slower, smaller
> hardware configurations work, in general we should go with more
> conservative numbers.  In the 'embedded' or 'embedding' documentation
> maybe we should mention the possibility of hand-crafted versions of
> FreeBSD running in much less memory that for normal users.

I think this is the way to go too.  I'll make the changes in the general
installation notes and the FAQ to reflect a minimum memory requirement
of 24 MB for both installing and running (actually I'll just remove the

Thanks to all for their comments,


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