cracked out floppy install

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Feb 9 09:09:29 PST 2005

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 02:51:06PM +0000, Mark Ovens wrote:

> >well the handbook says freebsd5 has a minimum requirement of 8mb, so 16 
> >should be fine.  but even if it weren't, you'd think there'd be some form 
> >of useful error message instead of just rebooting.  it just makes no sense.
> >
> Interestingly, the Installation Notes for 4.11-R, 
> state, in 
> section 1.2 Hardware Requirements, "The sysinstall(8) installation 
> program requires 16MB of RAM"
> Does sysinstall in 5.3 _really_ need half the RAM that 4.11 requires? I 
> find that hard to believe.

No...this has been established elsethread and a PR has been submitted.

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