Re: Bug#319878: kernel-image-2.6-686: the entire range of 2.6 deb ian kernels do not install on m/cs with <= 48mb RAM
** Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton ::
> telling people to "roll their own" kernel (mr horms) isn't an
> acceptable option, either. i may be able to do that (mr horms)
> but other people won't be able to.
> you going (mr horms) to tell me and people like me that i
> should throw away perfectly good hardware????
This was less than polite.
> possible solutions:
> * fix the bloody 2.6 kernel so it doesn't use so much damn memory.
> * fix the debian-specific, debian-created and debian-responsible
> initrd ramdisk so it doesn't require so much damn memory.
> * provide an alternate "compact" ramdisk if fixing the "default"
> ramdisk isn't a viable option.
Remember Debian is a volunteer-driven organization. Implement the features you need yourself and then ask (politely) for the inclusion of your contribution. Or, you can ask (more politely still) for someone more knowledgeable than you (like Horms) to implement one of your suggestions. But what you should NOT do is to demand features like your e-mail seemed to.