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Re: Debian Sarge Installation Manual

V Čt, 29. 07. 2004 v 17:32, Stephen R Marenka píše:
> > Are you sure that 2 MB is enough? Considering that it needs to load the
> > bootstrap, the kernel image and also the ramdisk all to the ST-RAM? Or
> > is the ramdisk loaded to FastRAM already? The question is whether the
> > kernel itself fits into less than 2 MB of ST-RAM (it's not full 2048 kB
> > of free RAM, several hundred kB is already occuppied by TOS data
> > structs).
> I have no idea, these docs are old and in need of an update. The
> physical size of the kernel is 781842, what it needs beyond that on
> atari, I have no clue.

Any chance the 781842 is in fact a gzipped size? So that the unpacked
kernel (that will be stored in RAM) is say 1.5 MB large?

> Anyone?

Most 68030+ Atari computers have either 4MB ST-RAM or more. So I'd say
the key information is whether Sarge can be installed in 4 MB ST-RAM or
not. That will be interesting for most readers.

I, for example, have just 4 MB of ST-RAM (with no possibility to expand)
so I could try the Sarge installation (last time I looked there were no
boot disks, though).


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