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Bug#410596: lowmem



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On Tuesday 20 March 2007 00:05, Pablo Ripolles wrote:
> I finally couldn't try it, I had no option of netbooting.

Note that the change Steve was included in _all_ images available from [1] 
quite some time back.

> Now, the problem of not allowing the installation on low mem (64MB)
> alpha systems persists.  That is, now the manifestation is the
> following message:
>
> ram0: rw=0, want=333282, limit=322768
> attempt to access beyond end of device

This has nothing to do with lowmem. This is caused by the fact that the 
initrd is larger than the memory reserved for loading it.

> As I already said, my boot options at SRM are:
> boot dka200 -fi boot/vmlinuz -fl "ramdisk_size=16384
> initrd=/boot/initrd.gz root=/dev/ram devfs=mount,dall priority=low
> netcfg/disable_dhcp=true"

You will need to increase the value for ramdisk_size.

[1] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/



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