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Date:      Fri, 8 Dec 1995 19:23:47 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <>
To: (Pat Riedlinger)
Subject:   Re: Old Versions of FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Pat Riedlinger" at Dec 8, 95 05:24:54 pm

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> Thanks for your time. I am wanting to try out freebsd on a 33Mhz 386DX w/ 
> an EISA bus. My problem is that at this time, I only have 2 meg ram (the 
> stuff is proprietory). Is there a early version of freebsd that will run 
> on as little as 2 meg? I would like to try it out before investing in the 
> (expensive) proprietory ram that I need for freebsd 2.1

You can build an extremely stripped kernel and hand install it.  The
install disks as distributed require 5M.  An extremely stripped kernel
*can* run in 2M, though the current boot code might not allow it to work.

You will need a system with more memory to build the disks.

Before we forced loading at 1M, I booted a stripped down (and stripped)
kernel with all unnecessary drivers removed and no networking in an
ALR 386 with 1M.

					Terry Lambert
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.

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