Re: d-i on ancient hardware
Frans Pop wrote:
> On Sunday 09 July 2006 05:08, Adam Borowski wrote:
> > 3. [G-I]: On lowmem, it would be better to flat-out refuse to run the
> > graphical installer; a blank screen is an ugly way to die.
> The graphical installer already automatically falls back to text mode if
> there is not sufficient memory to run it.
> The problem you are seeing is that the kernel + initrd are too big to load
> into memory, so that process dies. This is not something that can be
> detected or avoided AFAIK.
Well, the kernel (or the bootloader?) could check that and panic.