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FYI: min. memory requirements for a -CURRENT install on i386
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: FYI: min. memory requirements for a -CURRENT install on i386
- From: Matthias Kilian <kili_(_at_)_outback_(_dot_)_escape_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 21:17:26 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
recently there were some discussion wether an installation on i386
hardware with 16 MB or less would be possible (and usable) or not.
Beeing curious, I just made a release(8) (without X11), and gave
it a try with qemu.
Result: you can do a complete install with 12MB RAM, but for running
and *using* the installed system (with sshd and ntpd enabled), you
need 16 MB. [In theory 13 MB are enough, but then the system starts
trashing as soon as a ksh(1) a top(1) are running.]