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Not sure if this is still relevant, but I've got a ramdisk configuration
which booted OpenBSD 2.4 on a 4MB machine. I have managed to get more
memory since, so I haven't carried the changes over to 2.5 (but it
probably wouldn't be such a big problem)... If anyone needs it I can
probably make it available..
> Just thought I'd follow up on my own message:
> setting NKPDE to 8 in an i386 kernel of this size:
> $ size bsd
> text data bss dec hex
> 598016 32768 132712 763496 ba668
> lets OpenBSD boot and seemingly work fine on a 4MB 486!
> The bootstrapping of the root filesystem is another story...
> On Sat, 14 Aug 1999, David Leonard wrote:
> > I somehow got an ancient PDA (486, 4M mem, ~100M wd) to boot a pre-2.5
> > kernel that I had tweaked early one morning, and have since lost the diffs
> > to. Sure it swapped a lot, but hey.
> > Now, for the life of me I can't seem to do anything that stops recent kernels
> > from "panic: ptdi". I have a feeling that I had set NKPDE before to something
> > small (4?) but that doesn't seem to work any more, even on very very stripped
> > kernels.
> > > Chris Cappuccio writes:
> > > >Nope
> > > >You need at least 4MB, or 5MB at minimum
> > On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Jason Downs wrote:
> > > And at least 8MB (or is it 12MB now) in order to actually install.
> David Leonard David.Leonard@csee.uq.edu.au
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