Re: How much mem is low, exactly?
W. Borgert wrote:
> 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.
25-45 MB, depending on architecture.
> 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
> disk space?
> 3. Let the user earlier create the partition table and the
> swap space (and acitvate the latter) and download other
> udebs later.
> 4. Use text instead of ncurses for debconf (lowmem is
> English-only anyway).
> What do the d-i people think?
You may want to read packages/lowmem/README in the SVN repository.
The main reason the "lowmem" mode is so ineffective is that nobody
did so far the work to make it better.