Bug#195955: problem installing woody on a old pc
Version: woody stable 3.0.23-2002-05-21
model: AMD Am5X86
network card: absent
Hi All, I tried to install Debian 3.0 on my old PC with 12M of RAM and no CD-ROM.
I placed the rescue floppy in the floppy drive and I pressed Enter at the boot: prompt and it started to read the root floppy... but it didn't end!
It seemed a memory problem... so I tried to use the "linux mem=12m" at the boot: prompt.
I got a lot of errors because "there are not enaugh memory: only 9M".
I checked my BIOS setting (shadow ram disabled) and I'm sure that the memory is working (640Kb base + 11Mb extended when booting).
Maybe I have to use some boot option?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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