Ancient Hardware

George Mitchell george+freebsd at
Thu Jun 1 22:29:57 UTC 2017

On 06/01/17 17:59, Polytropon wrote:
> 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)". ;-)

It's an AMD Geode in an old Netgate box I'm trying to revive.  It
does run old pfSense images, but I hoped I might be able to use
it to run a newer pfSense.  Thanks for your response.   -- George

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