Re: 8 MB RAM still enough?
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
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.)