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Date:      Mon, 1 Jan 1996 12:04:09 -0600 (CST)
From:      bugs@freebsd.netcom.com (Mark Hittinger)
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   re: FreeBSD on 4mb of ram
Message-ID:  <199601011804.MAA04230@freebsd.netcom.com>

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> I want to install FreeBSD 2.1.0-RELEASE or 2.0.5-RELEASE at home, but I have
> only 4Mb of RAM on my 386dx/40MHz, and I'd like to know, if FreeBSD will
> run on such machine with only 4Mb of RAM. Please tell me, what's the lowest
> limit of memory on PC for running FreeBSD.

Install support for 4mb comes and goes :-)

I used a larger pc at work to build a custom kernel for my 4mb machine at
home.  If you prune the stuff you don't need there is enough room for about
2.7mb of useable memory on a 4mb machine.

Regards,

Mark Hittinger
Netcom/Dallas
bugs@freebsd.netcom.com



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