Hi, Steven Chamberlain <firstname.lastname@example.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. Mraw, KiBi.
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