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Date:      Thu, 1 Jun 2017 18:28:22 -0400
From:      George Mitchell <george+freebsd@m5p.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Ancient Hardware
Message-ID:  <bffe26e4-3468-2f1e-158b-5d04661b869a@m5p.com>
In-Reply-To: <20170601235936.73cf4e92.freebsd@edvax.de>
References:  <fcf2b006-4923-b8c7-39dd-c8363b2d4621@m5p.com> <20170601235936.73cf4e92.freebsd@edvax.de>

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From: George Mitchell <george+freebsd@m5p.com>
To: Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Message-ID: <bffe26e4-3468-2f1e-158b-5d04661b869a@m5p.com>
Subject: Re: Ancient Hardware
References: <fcf2b006-4923-b8c7-39dd-c8363b2d4621@m5p.com>
 <20170601235936.73cf4e92.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20170601235936.73cf4e92.freebsd@edvax.de>

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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?
>=20
> 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?
>=20
> 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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