FreeBSD Version recommend for OLD machine
lordofhyphens at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 23:38:09 UTC 2010
I had my fileserver running on a P3-1Ghz with Freebsd-8 for a good long
while. I eventually replaced it with a dual-socket opteron board I got
on ebay for something like $50 after shipping (with processors, seller
was getting rid of 600 or so blades).
I'm pretty sure the auction is still up if anyone cares. The board runs
great with FBSD 8.0-Release amd64
On 3/16/2010 5:46 PM, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> alexus wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 3:21 PM, andrew clarke <mail at ozzmosis.com>
>>> 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:
>> i'd go w/ 8.0 worse case scenario 7.2
>> and put more memory in that machine it's embarassing :)
> Bah, it's got more than an iPhone. :-D
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