FreeBSD Version recommend for OLD machine
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Tue Mar 16 19:21:54 UTC 2010
On Fri 2010-03-12 00:16:35 UTC-0500, Steve Bertrand (steve at ibctech.ca) wrote:
> > The machine has a Motherboard that supports 2 double pentium III
> > processors with 1GB of ram and a hard disk with 40GB.
I run FreeBSD 7.2 on a headless 1 GHz Pentium III with 256 MB RAM.
> Again... so long as the system won't change its overall process
> objectives, go to the recent production release, but instead of
> assigning 256M for /, throw 2G at it to be safe.
2 GB for / seems excessive to me. 1 GB should be plenty. I have 500
MB allocated for FreeBSD 7.2:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a 496M 144M 312M 31% /
Although, with a cheap PCI SATA controller card you should be able to
use current model terabyte-sized hard drives on a Pentium III, so hard
drive space is a bit academic.
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