How much mem is low, exactly?
What is the target memory for the lowmem installation?
24 MB seems not to work. I had the hope, that ca. 16 MB
would be the limit. Some ideas for improvements:
1. Disable certain downloads/features. IMHO it is OK to
have a lowmem install with less features, e.g. LVM, RAID,
other FSs than EXT3/EXT2, etc. Who would use a 16 MB
machine with SW-RAID? :-)
2. Let the user select downloads/features. If the user does
have SCSI, SATA, etc. why download the stuff and eat RAM
3. Let the user earlier create the partition table and the
swap space (and acitvate the latter) and download other
4. Use text instead of ncurses for debconf (lowmem is
What do the d-i people think?