Re: Installing Bo Debian on a 386 2 meg RAM?
On Mon, 07 Jun, 1999 à 03:43:02PM -0400, Francois-Nicola Demers wrote:
> I have tried to install the Debian Bo distribution on my 386 with only
> 2 megs of RAM without success. Some people told me that they have been able to
> install it even if the machine does not have the 4 meg of RAM required.
> I have not been able to boot because the installation stopped saying
> that 4 meg of RAM is necessary.
In order to boot on 2MB, you need a kernel compiled with make zImage.
Debian uses kernel compiled with make bzImage
If you compile your kernel don't forget to include support for loopback, fat
and minix as they're used by the install process.
> Please explain me what boot parameters must be given to overcome the 4
> meg requirement.
Just replace the linux file on the boot disk with a specialy compiled
> Is it possible to put swap on before booting?
I don't know
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