16M RAM enough for FreeBSD 6.1?
torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Sun Aug 27 01:46:55 UTC 2006
I have an old laptop, a Compaq Armada 1580DMT, with 16M RAM, 2GB hd,
floppy and CD-rom. It doesn't have built in networking, neither wired
nor wireless. It does have PC card slots. It has had FreeBSD 4.9-release
installed a long time, and was recently upgraded to 4.11-release from
However, I would like better pccard support, ie. 32 bit cardbus and
wireless network cards, so I would like to install 6.1-release (or
-stable) on it.
However, when I try the 6.1-release CD (CD1), it boots as far as
loading the kernel, botting the kernel, and then reboots again??
I have also tried 6.0-release, and 7.0-current (both July 06 and Aug 06
snapshots) with the same results.
Are 16 Megs of RAM to little to install FreeBSD 6.0 or newer?
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