[ILUG] Installation Troubles
kenn at avalon.wombat.ie
Sun Jun 13 17:14:01 IST 1999
On Sun, Jun 13, 1999 at 01:17:29AM +0100, John McCormac wrote:
> Alan Number wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Im installing redhat 5.0
> > on a 486 514mb hard disk and 3 mb's of RAM
> > "out of memoryVFS : Cannot open root device 08:05
> > Would it be as i only have 3 megs of RAM?
> Yes. The minimum would be about 4 MB. There is a possibility of using a
> cut down kernel though there will be a lot of swapping to to disk.
I'd say more then 4MB. I tried installing both RH4.1 and RH5.2
on a 4MB machine and it was not a pleasant experience. The installer
ends up discarding read-only code pages from memory and re-reading
them from the installation medium (floppy or CD) which ends up being
really slow... The install might have completed after a day or two,
but I wasn't going to hang around waiting.
I don't know where the cut-off is, but 8MB should work fine.
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