Install DragonFlyBSD on 48 MB RAM

Paul Onyschuk blink at
Sun Feb 26 03:27:27 PST 2012

With Linux situation is much simpler for single reason: people are paid
to maintain systems on such hardware (think all embedded hardware).  In
*BSD world development is driven mostly by volunteers and not by hired
guns.  This has some side effects - every *BSD has its own area of
focus.  Developers have limited free time, so they don't go after
zillon of goals.

You wanna run *BSD on limited hardware?  Choose NetBSD, it should run
just fine with 8MB+ of memory (minimal requirement for i386 is 4MB, but
I'm not sure if it accurate, when it comes to newer releases) - this is
their area of focus.

As for DragonFly BSD even if it would be possible to run system with
48MB of memory, you'll still loose almost all features, which makes it
attractive.  Personally I would say that minimal requirements for
DragonFly BSD are the same as for HAMMER file system, because it is so
huge feature.

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