suitability of freebsd 5.3 for 486 dx2 66?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Sun Jul 10 08:37:07 GMT 2005

This is fine for FreeBSD 4.11,  yes it will take a long
time to build a kernel, but not more than 24 hours.  You
also get some valuable lessons in space planning on a
hard disk.

The original PDP-11 only had 64k  (that's k, not meg) of
ram I believe.


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>Subject: suitability of freebsd 5.3 for 486 dx2 66?
>I plan on running a 486 I found laying around as a
>freebsd box. It only has a floppy, and yes, it's a
>486. It does have 500 meg hard disk and 20 megs of ram
>though. Any ideas as to what is realistic to expect
>out of this machine? I plan to run it as a CLI box
>only to learn perl, python, C++ and some other stuff
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