lowmem installation trouble
On Oct 06 1998, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I am trying to install Debian on my 386 w/ 4Megs of RAM and
> hercules video. Using the lowmem.bin image, here is what
I've been trying the same thing. So far I have been able to install
Debian Hamm from 1.44 disks using the "Installing Debian Linux 2.0
For X86" instructions on the Debian site. But after the installation
is finished the boot disk fails right after it says "No mail."
The last two lines on boot-up read:
Bash: Fork: Cannot allocate memory
# (at this point the HD sounds like its writing and no commands
I've tried installing it three times with the same result. I assume
its a memory problem and I can't add more RAM.
Does anyone know if there is an older version of Debian or another
version that will work with a 386 and 4Megs of RAM? (Something I can
get via FTP.)
> boot: [I hit Enter.]
> Loading lowmemrd.bin ...
> That's as far as she goes. It hangs there, all night. I
> have to hard reboot. Using the resc1440.bin image I get...
> SYSLINUX 1.40-2.1 [etc...]
> Boot failed
> Using the lowmemrd.bin image I get...
> Nothing at all, no error, and I have to hard reboot. Using
> the root.bin image gets me the same result.
> Ok, obviously I don't know a whole lot about what I am
> doing. Can anyone help me out? I've installed FreeBSD and
> Linux before, but always on more modern systems with CDROMs.
> Nathan Hendler