Proof of concept box with 8mB RAM
hackmiester (Hunter Fuller)
hackmiester at hackmiester.com
Sun Aug 27 23:17:00 UTC 2006
On 27 August 2006, at 18:01, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 8/27/06, hackmiester (Hunter Fuller)
> <hackmiester at hackmiester.com> wrote:
> That box doesn't have enough memory to run a current version of
> FreeBSD or Linux.
I just want a version to run, a new one is obviously pushing it :)
> Also what CPU does it use?
> FreeBSD 6.x, and I'm sure
> Linux 2.6, removed 386 support. You need a 486 or better to run the
> current version of FreeBSD. Does this box have a math coprocessor?
> The "recommended" minimum requirements to run FreeBSD 6.1 is a Pentium
> MMX, or equivalent, with 32MB of system ram. You can get by with less
> but you won't like the results if you plan to use it as a workstation.
LOL, no, that would be torture, it's purely proof of concept.
> Use FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE or 5.5-STABLE for anything less then that.
> I did some tests on disk space and memory requirements back in January
> with FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE. Nobody seemed to notice the first time so
> I'll post it again:
> Test Rig:
> VMware 5 (Win2K/NTFS), VM Settings:
> 32MB RAM
> 64MB RAM For KDE-Lite Install (failed with 32MB)
> 128MB RAM For GNOME-Lite Install (failed with 64MB)
> 4GB Hard Drive (Default settings)
> CD-ROM (Pointing to FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE i386 ISO Images)
> No USB, No Audio, No LAN
> FreeBSD Disk Layout:
> ad0s1a 4095MB / ufs2
> ad0s1b null swap null
> ad0s1d null /var null
> ad0s1e null /tmp null
> ad0s1f null /usr null
> Everything (/tmp, /var, and /usr) is setup on the root partition, no
> swap partition was setup.
> * 1st column of numbers are from the VM disk image file.
> * 2nd column is from inside FreeBSD with "du -m".
> * All numbers reported in megabytes.
> Distribution Sets:
> Developer 918 741
> X-Developer 1080 882
> Kern-Developer 526 427
> X-Kern-Developer 690 568
> User 393 319
> X-User 560 461
> Minimal 183 156
> Extrapolated Results:
> Ports System 283 270
> GNOME-Lite 688 655
> KDE-Lite 879 864
> X.Org Default Install 164 143
> X.Org Full Install 177 158
> Linux Binary Compat. 255 127
> Sys Sources + Proflibs 392 315
> Kern Sources + Proflibs 133 109
> Miscellaneous Sets:
> X-User (All X.Org) 572 476
> X-User + GNOME-Lite 1247 1115
> X-User + KDE-Lite 1438 1323
> Minimal + Ports System 466 425
> Minimal + Linux Compat. 438 282
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