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Bug#686861: debian-installer: kfreebsd requires larger MFS_ROOT


Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org> (16/10/2012):
> reopen 686861
> notfixed 686861 20120930
> found 686861 20120930
> severity 686861 wishlist
> thanks

next time, please open a new bug, and reference the old one in the new
one… what you asked for was implemented, and if you changed your mind,
that's another story, and another bug.

> I'm sorry to be a nuisance, but could the MFSROOT_LIMIT perhaps be
> lowered just slightly, to 80 MiB?
> The increase above 64 MiB was necessary because the installer (only
> momentarily) seems to need a little more space for some processing
> of debconf templates during a GUI install.  The jump up to 128 MiB
> was a sure way to fix that, but now it seems a bit excessive.
> If MFSROOT_LIMIT can be lowered to 80 MiB on kfreebsd-amd64, that
> should lower the minimum memory requirement to 128 MiB for text
> installs and 192 MiB for GUI installs.  That would surely then
> satisfy the smallest likely x86_64 systems or virtual machines.
> qemu-system-x86_64 has a default of 128 MiB RAM.
> The install guide probably needs adjusting too; the figures quoted
> for squeeze don't sound realistic.  The available memory has to be
> at least the size of an uncompressed kernel image, plus the value
> set for MFSROOT_LIMIT, and still leave enough for the d-i userland.

Please come up with definitive numbers, for MFS_ROOT, lowmem, and the
installation guide. And we'll see what to do for beta 4 / rc 1.


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