October 5th, 2003, 08:14
I have idea ... to install freebsd to my 486 computer. But there only 270 mb HDD and 36 MB RAM. Minimal instalation finish fine, but i have 2 questions:

1. How to make it smallest (minimal install = 150 MB)
2. How to setup ISA Dlink network card


October 30th, 2003, 13:09
I also installed FreeBSD 4.7 once on a 202 MB HDD... :)
I'll try to remember what I did then to have more free space....
I remember getting rid of locales (/usr/share/locale or something like that) it gave me a couple of MB of more free space. You can also delete all documentation (/usr/share/doc) and manual pages (/usr/share/man and /usr/local/share/man) and catman pages (same as for man but change "man" for "catman"). Delete also `info' files. Some of the directories can be mounted remotely via NFS, for example. But don't do this with your bin/ sbin/ usr/bin/ usr/sbin directories! (for safety). You can try it with /usr/local/.

As for the NIC, I don't remember... try "man -k dlink" and look for driver pages (section 4).