Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Fri Jun 2 03:18:49 PDT 2006

Colin Percival wrote:
> horn wrote:
>> Whether it will be installed FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE and whether after will work
>> on a computer:
>> Proc: Pentium 75 MHz
>> Menory: 16 MB RAM
>> HDD: 1.2 Gb ?
> Not unless you do build a custom kernel first.  I couldn't get FreeBSD 5.4 to
> boot a GENERIC kernel on a system with 16 MB of RAM (until I added another 16
> MB), and FreeBSD 6.1 will need at least as much.
> Colin Percival

You'll need at least 24 MB of RAM, according to:


   1.2 Hardware Requirements

    FreeBSD for the i386 requires a 486 or better processor and at
    least 24 MB of RAM. You will need at least 150MB of free hard
    drive space for the most minimal installation. See below for ways
    of shrinking existing DOS partitions in order to install FreeBSD.

I remember seeing a little discussion of this on the lists earlier.

Kevin Kinsey

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