> > Hi > > I'm trying to install FreeBSD 4.10 on an older computer with a 852 MB hard > disk. > According to the handbook, 250 MB should suffice for text mode only. > However, both the "User" and (retried) "Minimal" distributions left me > with no space in /usr > I used the default partitioning (entire disk) and said "No" to the ports > and linux compatibility prompts. > > Assuming that the defaults are optimized for larger disks, how would I > best divide the available space?
With that little disk space, I would be inclined to make it all just one root (/) partition - with a bit of swap. You might not even be able to have a swap as big as memory with no more disk than that, but try for a swap of memory size or at least 100 MB or so and the rest in /. I think FreeBSD has grown since they made those claims of 250 MB being enough for a minimum. You might be able to cram it in, but would have little room for doing anything. Good luck, ////jerry > > thanks > Mark > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"