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Date:      Fri, 8 Dec 1995 19:23:47 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
To:        riedlipa@engr.orst.edu (Pat Riedlinger)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Old Versions of FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <199512090223.TAA00934@phaeton.artisoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <199512090022.QAA14186@gaia.ucs.orst.edu> 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
					terry@lambert.org
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Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.



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