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Re: System requirements

On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 12:33:05PM -0800, Ian Main wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 07:29:36PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 09:00:21PM -0500, Allover Stripes wrote:
> > > * Will it run in 8 megs of RAM?
> > 
> > Make sure you have a swap partition if you want to do something useful
> > (beside looking at the prompt and whispering *ah, it runs* :)
> I think it's worth mentioning that you need to edit boot/servers.boot script
> (in your hurd partition.. you can do that from in linux) to setup the swap..
> It took me a fair while to figure this out ;-)
> It should be mentioned in the install docs too me thinks.

native-install says:

echo If you have a swap partition, please edit /boot/servers.boot to
echo use it.

after installation completes.

and the easy guide has something, too, I think.
> I was having unhandled page faults (unrecoverable) when I didn't have a swap
> partition.. since I set that up it seems to be working a bit better, but my
> translators keep dying on me now.. gonna try reinstalling again ;-)

Great to hear that it is now working more reliable! Which translator is
dying on you? exec or file system?


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