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Re: 8 MB RAM still enough?

From: Sven.Hartrumpf@fernuni-hagen.de
Subject: 8 MB RAM still enough?
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2000 10:01:23 +0100 (MET)
> I try to install Debian 2.2r2 on a SPARC 1+ with 8 MB RAM.
> I use the rescue, root, and drivers disks from kernel 2.2.18pre21-sun4cdm_3.
> Boot fails during reading the root.bin disk.
> VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for init
> (The installation manual claims that 5 MB RAM are sufficient ...)

It turned out that 5 MB are insufficient (at least for installing from
floppy disks).
With 16 MB, the same set of disks worked for me.

(But be aware of the following bug for the drivers disks:
The workaround given there (using floppy_split) did work for me.)


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