FreeBSD Minimum System Requirements

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sat Oct 8 09:32:04 PDT 2005

Stephen Gary Wozniak wrote:
> Can you tell me the minimum system requirements for FreeBSD 5.4? 4.1? 4.4? 

5.4 requires 24MB of RAM and a 486-class CPU.  4.1, 4.4, and the rest of the 
4.x releases require 16MB of RAM and a 386-class CPU.

Both will fit in 1GB of disk, or less if you don't install big things like X11 
or the src and devtools.  5-10 GB is comfortable for a complete install with 
room to rebuild the system and install a few hundred ports.


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