Ancient Hardware

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jun 1 22:00:26 UTC 2017

On Thu, 1 Jun 2017 16:10:48 -0400, George Mitchell wrote:
> What is the minimum recommended RAM for FreeBSD 10 systems?  Is there
> any chance it would run on an i386 with only 128MB of RAM?

I've been running FreeBSD 9 on a Pentium I with 150 MHz and
128 MB RAM (FreeBSD 5 with 64 MB RAM before that), so I'd
say 128 MB RAM sounds possible; however, do you mean "a real
Intel 80386" when you say i386, or is a Pentium-class CPU
within your scope?

Also consider the difference between "(basically) runs on"
vs. "is usable (for)". ;-)

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