486 Install??

Thomas F Simpson Jr toms at chirock.com
Fri May 16 18:56:54 UTC 2008

I have a 486 DEEP GREEN system I would like to put some version of FreeBSD on (I have my reasons).

I have other inquiries out on this, but if I correctly recall (and that is a real rusty recall at best), the max memory you could get on one of these beasts was 48MB, unless they made some bigger, recognizable, 72-pin modules.

I have 8 MB of hard drive space free for a FreeBSD partition and I am actually running an Intel P24T Overdrive for my CPU. All work fine on the DOS 6.2.2 partition I need to run.

Would any version of FreeBSD work with just 48MB of RAM? Or do I need to figure out a way to get more RAM on the board, IF POSSIBLE?


Tom Simpson
Omaha, NE
toms at chirock.com

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