Size of FreeBSD

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Tue Mar 8 12:18:12 PST 2005

Kris Kennaway wrote:

>On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 11:04:11AM -0800, Mark Goodell wrote:
>>Could you please tell me how big FreeBSD is, in terms
>>of both (1) the bare minimum needed to run
>>applications and (2) the typical installation.  How
>>many 1.44MB diskettes, for example.  
>Isn't this information available on the website?
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This is either in the webpage or in the docs, but I forget where.

Back in the days of ~4.5 I was able to install a stripped down version
in about 76MB.  I think the last time I tried sometime around 5.0 to do 
this it was up to about 90MB

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