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Bug#264621: acknowledged by developer (closing)

On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 01:36:26PM -0700, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
> #264621: 32MB RAM with 2.6.7 didn't work, 48MB RAM OK.,
> which was filed against the installation-reports package.
> ...contact the developer, by replying to this email.
> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 21:31:02 -0400
> From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
> To: 264621-done@bugs.debian.org
> Subject: closing
> Closing this report. 32 mb installs do work with 2.4, I don't know if we
> support 2.6, just use 2.4 for limited memory installs.

The 32MB install using 2.6 does work now, with the exception that an
additional reboot is needed before the package installation is done.
The additional reboot is needed because the normal reboot is stopped,
showing these errors:
   Unable to handle NULL pointer dereference at initial address 0000000c
   <skip about 10 lines>
   <6>note: mount[187] exited with preempt_ count 1
After stopping at that error, and initiating another reboot, the install
proceeds normally.

I would be happy to provide any further information or testing that you
request.  Please note however, that the machine does have 48MB of RAM
available, so I'm as happy as could be with the installer as is :).

Just as additional trivia, the machine does seem to respond better
(faster) to 2.6 than 2.4, which is a nice bonus.

Sorry for not testing this sooner, I noticed you were doing some lowmem
work and had intended to test prior to recieveing the bug closed report.

Doug Jensen

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