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Re: Debian Sarge Installation Manual

On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> V ?t, 29. 07. 2004 v 20:36, Stephen R Marenka píše:
> > > 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?
> >
> > duh! 1656864.
> Well. On machines where ramdisk cannot be loaded to FastRAM the 2 MB of
> ST-RAM is clearly not enough. And since the kernel + initrd is no less
> than 6 MB it's safe to say that even 4 MB of ST-RAM is not enough (again
> on machines where FastRAM is disabled by the bootstrap, such as mine). I
> suppose the ramdisk is loaded by the bootstrap here. If it was loaded by
> the kernel directly then there would be a small chance it could load it
> to FastRAM but if it's loaded by the bootstrap there is simply no
> chance. In other words, this makes it impossible for me to ever install
> it.

So you should dd the ramdisk image to a spare partition, and use that partition
as the root file system.



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