Thomas F Simpson Jr wrote:
I have a 486 DEEP GREEN system I would like to put some version of FreeBSD on 
(I have my reasons).

I have other inquiries out on this, but if I correctly recall (and that is a 
real rusty recall at best), the max memory you could get on one of these beasts 
was 48MB, unless they made some bigger, recognizable, 72-pin modules.

I have 8 MB of hard drive space free for a FreeBSD partition and I am actually 
running an Intel P24T Overdrive for my CPU. All work fine on the DOS 6.2.2 
partition I need to run.

Would any version of FreeBSD work with just 48MB of RAM? Or do I need to figure 
out a way to get more RAM on the board, IF POSSIBLE?


Tom Simpson
Omaha, NE

You can find the minimum memory requirements for different versions in this post:

Don't know about disk space though.

A friend of mine is running a 6.3-RELEASE on a pentium 133 with 48Mb RAM:

FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE-p2 #2: Sat May 10 14:13:20 EEST 2008
   [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/TEST
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Pentium/P54C (132.63-MHz 586-class CPU)
 Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x52c  Stepping = 12
real memory  = 50331648 (48 MB)
avail memory = 43896832 (41 MB)
Intel Pentium detected, installing workaround for F00F bug
kbd1 at kbdmux0

Mind you, since you are referring to a 486, I don't believe you will be able to install recent releases. I have installed 4.11 on a 386 though (with 24Mb RAM)
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