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Bug#319878: kernel-image-2.6-686: the entire range of 2.6 debian kernels do not install on m/cs with <= 48mb RAM

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005 09:45, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 03:51:22PM -0700, Matt Taggart wrote:
> > It would probably be a good idea to record what ought to work in any
> > given release and maybe have an ongoing idea what it should be. The
> > answer might be architecture specific? ISTR either the d-i team or
> > apt/dpkg/aptitude trying to get sarge systems with 32mb working towards
> > the end of the release.
>  if you really want to try that out, without messing with
>  older hardware, try usin XEN.
>  you will find that XEN guest domains fail to boot in 32mb on
>  a 2.6 kernel.
>  but at least it can be attempted - easily.
>  *another thinks*...
>  for this P120 (whatever) i have *shudder* had to use a
>  2.2.10-compact-pci kernel.
FWIW I was running sarge (kernel 2.6.8) on a P75 with 32mb ram on my home 
network a couple of months ago.  Note that the install was done on a P2 
which subsequently died.  
I was able to simply transplant the disk.  
Everything worked fine, which was surprising, given that the BIOS was not 
able to recognise the 6Gb harddisk.

Andrew V.

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