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Date:      Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:53:36 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Christoph Kukulies <>
Cc:        RW via freebsd-questions <>
Subject:   Re: 32bit FreeBSD for non PAE Celeron - which release ?
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On Tue, 22 Sep 2020 06:57:07 +0200, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> I’m in the situation of preserving/backupping an somewhat older
> Acer Travelmate Notebook with Intel Celeron (32bit, no PAE)
> processor. I suffered already a pitfal from using an Ubuntu 12.04
> which was uncapable.

As far as I know, isn't Ubuntu 64-bit only anyway?

> I would like to boot a FreeBSD CDROM fitting the picture.

You will probably have to use a DVD in case the ISO image does
not fit a standard 650 (or 700) MB CD blank medium, or boot
using USB, if that's possible on the particular hardware.

> Which release  should I choose?

Use the latest version of the i386 (32 bit) family. I've done
the same with lower-end (actually higher-end, but older) Dell
and Lenovo laptop with 2 GB RAM and no specific need for running
64 bit software - works!

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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