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Re: Problem installing Debian on B&W G3 Server

On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 05:34:51PM +0100, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> On Thu, 2001-12-06 at 17:11, Pan wrote:
> > Sorry for the huge mail... I figured it out... too much RAM I guess. I
> > took out 512 and the installer booted...
> Note that this is probably just a limitation of the install kernel (IIRC
> PPC kernels require CONFIG_HIGHMEM for more than around 700M of RAM),
> which you could circumvent by e.g. passing mem=512m to it.

Would this sound right (for all arches) in the Boot Troubleshooting

Index: rescue-boot.sgml
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/boot-floppies/documentation/en/rescue-boot.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.72
diff -u -r1.72 rescue-boot.sgml
--- rescue-boot.sgml	2001/12/06 06:00:42	1.72
+++ rescue-boot.sgml	2001/12/07 00:52:29
@@ -912,6 +912,10 @@
 you may have to create a custom rescue disk (see <ref
 id="rescue-replace-kernel">), or investigate network installations.
+If you have a large amount of memory installed in your machine, more
+than 512M, and the installer hangs when booting the kernel, you may
+need to include a boot argument to limit the amount of memory the
+kernel sees, such as <tt>mem=512m</tt>.

*--v------ Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 For PowerPC -----v----*
|  <http://mirrors.kernel.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-     |
|  (pause for breath)    powerpc/current/doc/install.en.html>    |
|         debian-imac: <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>      |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@azstarnet.com          |
|                     May the Source be with you                 |

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