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Re: Debian Sarge Installation Manual

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 09:56:43PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jul 2004, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> > V ?t, 29. 07. 2004 v 20:36, Stephen R Marenka pí?e:
> > > > 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.

As an aside, the initrds need about 15MB or so (we haven't really 
gotten serious with lowmem and won't in the sarge release timeframe).

Wow, even though I've done most of the m68k work on d-i, I'm not really
atari literate. If ya'll can tell me how to do what you're talking
about, I'd be happy to build it.

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

I've intended to offer this as an installation option for lowmem, but as
far as I know, nobody has even tried it yet.

Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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