486 Install??

Derek Ragona derek at computinginnovations.com
Fri May 16 20:07:48 UTC 2008

At 01:46 PM 5/16/2008, Thomas F Simpson Jr wrote:
>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

I have one system running 6.3 with 48 MB ram, but it does freeze from time 
to time.  I believe it does need more ram and is a system slated for 


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