Re: 8 MB RAM still enough?
Also remember that
VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed
is a kernel bug in the 2.2 series. I believe it is fixed in 2.2.19pre2
(the official 2.2.19 is not out yet).
On Thu, 25 Jan 2001 Sven.Hartrumpf@FernUni-Hagen.de wrote:
> 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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