Re: minimum RAM for a sarge intall
Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 12:21:29PM +0100, Doofus wrote:
After trying to install small command-line system over the net onto an old tosh
laptop with 16MB of RAM and a 2GB drive, the installer tells me a minimum of
22MB is required. I'm guessing this is for the new installer itself to function
properly. Is there any alternative method to get a minimal system installed?
Apologies for this simple question but again I've been unable to find the
answer at debian.org - unless of course the absence of any details about low
RAM systems means I'm out of luck.
1) Install woody and upgrade
2) Boot DSL (Damn Small Linux) and do a chroot install
3) Install DSL (IIRC, it is Debian based)
1. nah - I had such pain with big upgrades in the first place that I
started from scratch when I moved from woody to sarge
2 & 3. chrooting looks interesting (not to say something new to learn).
Thanks for bringing my attention to DSL. Yes it is debian based except
for X which I'm not interested in anyway. While looking it up I also
came across this page which may interest others:
I'm still unimpressed though that debian seem to have abandoned those
with bottom end hardware by implementing a no-other-choice (if very
clever) installer that requires a large amount of memory to run. The
reason I chose debian over any other distro years ago was because I
could install it on basic laptops with half a dozen floppies. But I