How much RAM is needed for FreeBSD
taxman at acd.net
Sat Apr 5 17:06:35 PST 2003
On Saturday 05 April 2003 01:48 pm, Jason Burgess wrote:
please don't top post
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> From: kitsune [mailto:kitbsdlists at HotPOP.com]
> Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 12:59 PM
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> Subject: Re: How much RAM is needed for FreeBSD
> On Sat, 05 Apr 2003 18:23:18 +0200
> Clemens Jaeger <clemens.jaeger at chello.at> wrote:
> > Hello!
> > I was looking for information : how much RAM is needed to run FreeBSD
> > a Pentium Computer?
> > There is no information on your website / documentation for Version
> should be something like 4Mb, iirc
that's outdated information for older releases. see the FAQ
I think that information that all will run in 4MB is out of date now too.
I'd be surprised if 5.0 could boot in 4MB in a useful form, even after a
custom kernel was built.
> I've never had any luck below 8MB.
> Jason Burgess
The only documentation on this that I see is in the FAQ. The FAQ only refers
to 2.x, 3.x, and 4.x anyway. I'm not sure what the doc project has in mind
for 5.x documentation. I received another email that said he was not able
to install 5.0 in less than 20 MB, so there's a data point.
Anyone want to take this up with doc at freebsd.org? It seems this is a FAQ, but
would be well to place the minimum memory requirements in the install
instructions since no one reads the FAQ it seems.
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