Best FreeBSD version for NanoBSD on an old SBC
matt at smiffytech.com
Tue Dec 30 03:37:48 UTC 2008
I am putting together a machine to act as a GPS-disciplined time server
(NTPd with kernel PPS) and acquire data from my 1-Wire weather system
The hardware I have to hand are a Pentium SBC with 16Mb RAM and a 12Gb
I assume that the best OS to put on this would be NanoBSD but was
wondering if there was a specific version of FreeBSD that would be best
to base it on. (Recent experience with a certain other Unix-like OS has
taught me that newer versions suck with older hardware; I don't know if
this is the case with FreeBSD.)
I can get away with putting a bigger disc on although I don't
particularly want to as this would cause issues with the power supply.
(Using a vehicle power supply so that I can run it on float-charged gel
cells.) The RAM, however, can't go any bigger.
Any advice on this would be appreciated.
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