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Re: D-I on i386 live ISO can't mount squashfs

On Tue, 2021-03-30 at 09:38 -0700, Lou Poppler wrote:
> Mar 30 14:17:28 base-installer: info: Using squashfs support for /cdrom/live/filesystem.squashfs
> Mar 30 14:17:28 anna-install: Installing squashfs-modules
> Mar 30 14:17:28 anna[8759]: ERROR **: can't find packages file
> Mar 30 14:17:29 kernel: [ 1011.708557] loop: module loaded
> Mar 30 14:17:29 base-installer: error: /cdrom/live/filesystem.squashfs has failed to be mounted as squashfs.
> Mar 30 14:17:29 main-menu[227]: (process:8706): modprobe: FATAL: Module squashfs not found in directory /lib/modules/4.19.0-16-686
> Mar 30 14:17:29 main-menu[227]: (process:8706): mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /mnt failed: No such device
> ------
> I need to investigate more with this.  At the failure point above, free RAM is
> 212100 KB.  What I am leaning toward suggesting is to modify the code in
>  lowmem-1.47/debian-installer-startup.d/S15lowmem
> to allow the user to set lowmem=0 on the installer command line
> (and add more detail to the install manual documentation of lowmem).

For comparison, I ran the same installer from the same 
debian-live-10.9.0-i386-cinnamon+nonfree.iso image copied to a USB stick, on the
i686 netbook with 512 MB RAM.  It installed OK, with no drama, and boots to the
cinnamon desktop now.

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