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Re: Debian Sarge Installation Manual

On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 03:58:54PM +0200, Kars de Jong wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-08-06 at 15:27, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> > Also note I had to increase the ramdisk size to 8192 kB to allow woody
> > to fit there.
> Obviously, since the default ramdisk size is 4096k and the Debian
> installation ramdisk is bigger.

The ramdisk_size kernel parameter is your friend.

> Anyhow, this came up before:
> On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 15:24, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> > On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 10:59:53AM +0200, Kars de Jong wrote:
> > > This is caused by a missing boot parameter: ramdisk_size=20000
> > > The default maximum ramdisk size is 4 MB, the d-i ramdisk is quite a bit
> > > bigger.
> > Sorry if I didn't document that clearly enough. This is required to
> > support 2.2 kernels, although I think I can cut that in half soon.
> Stephen, I guess it still needs better documentation ;-)

Indeed, it's actually in the sarge installation manual as of 0801 
(ramdisk_size=13000). Yeah (and there was much rejoicing).

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

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