Re: Problem installing Debian on B&W G3 Server
On Fri, 2001-12-07 at 01:54, Chris Tillman wrote:
> 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>.
Sounds good to me. Would be even better if we knew the exact critical
amount, but I guess half a gig is enough for installation. :)
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member / CS student, Free Software enthusiast