Re: System requirements
On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 03:36:51PM -0500, Roland McGrath 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 ;-)
> You can also use `swapon' at runtime. But you do need a $(default-pager)
> line (though no device on it).
> > It should be mentioned in the install docs too me thinks.
> > 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 ;-)
> Hmm. You do need a default pager, even if you have no swap.
Oh, a default swapper eh :)
How would one set that up ? Can we document all this stuff somewhere ?