Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Post by beef » Tue, 24 Jun 2003 05:59:23



Like the subject says, I saw on www.freebsd.org that it would
supposely run on a 386.  I just want to use it as a router for a small
home network.  I will be using cable as my connectiong.  Any help
would be appreciated.
 
 
 

Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Post by beef » Tue, 24 Jun 2003 07:14:28


Thanks for the quick response.  I think I'll try it :)
On Sun, 22 Jun 2003 21:13:58 GMT, "Kelly D. Grills"


>>  Like the subject says, I saw on www.freebsd.org that it would
>>  supposely run on a 386.  I just want to use it as a router for a small
>>  home network.  I will be using cable as my connectiong.  Any help
>>  would be appreciated.

>Most likely. I have a gateway running 4.7 on a P75/16MB machine with
>no problems. Try it, you'll like it.


 
 
 

Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Post by Daniel Rud » Tue, 24 Jun 2003 07:57:05


Somewhere around the time of 06/22/2003 13:59, the world stopped and
listened as beefy spoke these words of wisdom...:

Quote:> Like the subject says, I saw on www.freebsd.org that it would
> supposely run on a 386.  I just want to use it as a router for a small
> home network.  I will be using cable as my connectiong.  Any help
> would be appreciated.

I'm using it on a P75 with 16meg ram.  Seems to run just fine for me.

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Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Post by Dave Shawl » Tue, 24 Jun 2003 09:56:04



> Like the subject says, I saw on www.freebsd.org that it would
> supposely run on a 386.  I just want to use it as a router for a small
> home network.  I will be using cable as my connectiong.  Any help
> would be appreciated.

I'm not sure 'bout FreeBSD, but I have OpenBSD running on a 486dx4 with
16MB RAM. I would expect that FreeBSD would run just as well. BTW - I'm
using it as a router for my LAN behind a cable modem (sound familar?)
Just don't expect it to run X or anything.

Dave

 
 
 

Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Post by Alex J Burk » Tue, 24 Jun 2003 10:01:47


Hi,

Even a 486 would make a very nice little runner.

I disagree about the X Server comment because its not really the X Server
itself that wouldnt run, but rather it'd be the display manager. Don't even
think KDE, its a real bloater!!! If you get a simple one, I am sure it'd run
ok (although maybe 16MB RAM is pushing it a little, I am sure it would
work).

Thanks, Alex J Burke.

 
 
 

Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Post by henry tiema » Wed, 25 Jun 2003 03:46:14


Just remember if you are going to run X have a lot of swap available.  
Forget the standard 2 x ram for swap and use as much as you need. I
think 70Meg should be enough.

In the FreeBSD 2.x days I used to have a machine with 8Meg that would
run X.  I used twm and fvwm for window managers. rxvt is smaller than
xterm for a terminal program.  I was an emacs user - it was painfull.

Today, for a small ram machine I would still plan on rxvt for the
terminal. But for a window manager I would try matchbox.  And for emacs
- learn vi.

henry


>Hi,

>Even a 486 would make a very nice little runner.

>I disagree about the X Server comment because its not really the X Server
>itself that wouldnt run, but rather it'd be the display manager. Don't even
>think KDE, its a real bloater!!! If you get a simple one, I am sure it'd run
>ok (although maybe 16MB RAM is pushing it a little, I am sure it would
>work).

>Thanks, Alex J Burke.

--
Henry Tieman
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.
 
 
 

Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Post by david parso » Wed, 25 Jun 2003 06:42:59




>Like the subject says, I saw on www.freebsd.org that it would
>supposely run on a 386.

  I put 4.8 onto a 486/66 with 16mb of memory a few weeks ago
  and it was perfectly happy.  Slower than you could ever imagine
  a computer to be (it took about 16 hours to install the system
  and a dozen packages), but it was happy while it did it.

                ____
  david parsons \bi/ This box used to be a Linux machine before the fan
                 \/                       died and melted the hard disk.

 
 
 

Will v4.8 run on a P166 w/16 megs of ram?

Post by p.. » Wed, 25 Jun 2003 18:25:19



> Like the subject says, I saw on www.freebsd.org that it would
> supposely run on a 386.  I just want to use it as a router for a small
> home network.  I will be using cable as my connectiong.  Any help
> would be appreciated.

Shure.
One of mine is a P-90 , it has 64Megs :
FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE #2: Fri Nov 15 23:10:35 CET 2002

Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
CPU: Pentium/P54C (99.92-MHz 586-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x525  Stepping = 5
  Features=0x1bf<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8>
real memory  = 67108864 (65536K bytes)
avail memory = 61263872 (59828K bytes)

It consumes more then 16 megs, but disabling ipsec, stopping a few
things would make it fit :
13 processes:  1 running, 12 sleeping
CPU states:  0.4% user,  0.0% nice,  0.0% system,  0.0% interrupt, 99.6% idle
Mem: 8796K Active, 14M Inact, 22M Wired, 3764K Cache, 14M Buf, 11M Free
Swap: 150M Total, 3244K Used, 147M Free, 2% Inuse

  PID USERNAME PRI NICE  SIZE    RES STATE    TIME   WCPU    CPU COMMAND
87264 peter     28   0  1892K  1028K RUN      0:00  1.45%  0.73% top
  118 root       2   0  6456K  3840K select 389:34  0.00%  0.00% isakmpd
   87 root       2   0  1312K   584K select  59:45  0.00%  0.00% ntpd
   56 root      10   0   928K   156K nanslp  33:52  0.00%  0.00% ipmon
   84 root       2   0   948K   444K select   8:17  0.00%  0.00% syslogd
   96 root      10   0   996K   504K nanslp   5:52  0.00%  0.00% cron
  388 root       2   0  2320K   896K select   3:11  0.00%  0.00% sshd
87254 root       2   0  2464K  1588K select   0:02  0.00%  0.00% sshd
87255 peter     18   0  1316K   932K pause    0:00  0.00%  0.00% tcsh
  128 root       3   0   948K   316K ttyin    0:00  0.00%  0.00% getty
  127 root       3   0   948K   316K ttyin    0:00  0.00%  0.00% getty
  129 root       3   0   948K   316K ttyin    0:00  0.00%  0.00% getty
   94 root       2   0  1052K   292K select   0:00  0.00%  0.00% inetd

A custom kernel optimized for smaller footprint would help too.

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