Re: Mundane question about memory needed
Mike Yukish <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I am a Linux newbie, and I just managed to get the Debian 2.2 R3
> booted up on my PowerMac 7600/120. Tried to do 'startx' and the
> kernel paniced. I loaded the Gnome package on the initial
What was the text from the kernel panic? It should be in
> Before I go any further in troubleshooting, I should mention I only
> have 16 MB RAM, and selected 16 MB virtual ram in the Mac control
Changing your "virtual ram" in the Mac control panel will have no
effect on what you do in Debian.
> Would it crash for not enough RAM? I'm going to buy more anyway, but
> I was curious if that could be the cause right there, and not fiddle
> with the software until I do get the RAM.
The kernel shouldn't panic; it should just kill some processes.