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Bug#61280: marked as done (i386 bootdisks fail with 8 MB of memory)



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Subject: i386 bootdisks fail with 8 MB of memory
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Package: base
Version: N/A; reported 2000-03-28
Severity: critical

I can't use bootdisks-i386 2.2.8-2000-03-09 with 8 MB of memory.
The rescue disk boots OK, but after unpacking the root disk the
boot process stops with following error message:

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VFS: Insert root floppy disk to be loaded into RAM disk and press ENTER
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 140k freed
modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.2.14/modules.de
 (No such file or directory)
modprobe: modprobe: Can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.2.14/modules.de
 (No such file or directory)
init started:  BusyBox v0.43 (20000309-0030) multi-call binary
Sorry, your computer does not have enough memory.
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The low-memory rescue disk doesn't even boot in 486SX because it
depends on co-processor.  El cheepo machines with extremely low memory
rarely have one.  I'd suggest you should configure the low-memory kernel
to support also machines with no co-processor.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Architecture: i386
Kernel: kernel-image-2.2.14_2.2.14-1 (from the rescue disk)

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Subject: bugs closed in boot-floppies 2.2.9
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
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We believe that the bug you reported has been fixed in the potato
boot-floppies, version 2.2.9 or higher.

Thank you for your bug report.

We encourage you to test the potato boot-floppies on your system.  If
your problem persists, please either respond to debian-boot and CC
your original bug and we will reopen the bug, or else submit a new bug
against the boot-floppies package.

Many problems are cause by other packages from Potato, such as
makedev, modconf, etc.  Bugs against those should be filed against
those packages.

-- 
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>


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