suitability of freebsd 5.3 for 486 dx2 66?
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Jul 10 09:32:13 GMT 2005
Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>This is fine for FreeBSD 4.11, yes it will take a long
>time to build a kernel, but not more than 24 hours. You
>also get some valuable lessons in space planning on a
>The original PDP-11 only had 64k (that's k, not meg) of
>ram I believe.
>>From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Cecil
>>Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 5:16 AM
>>To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>>Subject: suitability of freebsd 5.3 for 486 dx2 66?
>>I plan on running a 486 I found laying around as a
>>freebsd box. It only has a floppy, and yes, it's a
>>486. It does have 500 meg hard disk and 20 megs of ram
>>though. Any ideas as to what is realistic to expect
>>out of this machine? I plan to run it as a CLI box
>>only to learn perl, python, C++ and some other stuff
Good luck fitting everything on there. You can get FreeBSD on 250
maybe, but that's just the base system. After installing Python/any GNU
stuff or sources, you may run into disk space issues. Then again, you
can plan on having your swap slice being small (~50 Mb if you wish).
Email me personally, if you want any DRAM because I have some laying
around that you might want from a 486 ;).
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