Re: Woody on a 486/50
David Sanders wrote:
I'm trying to install Woody on a 486/50 with 8MB RAM & SCSI CD/HD.
I boot with a DOS floppy, go to CD:\install and execute boot.bat.
Everything seems to be working until it outputs something like:
RAMDISK: Found compressed image at sector 0
Then it hangs and locks up the machine requiring a CTRL-ALT-DEL
Any suggested remedy?
The ramdisk needs a default value of a little over 4 Megs of "free"
memory to setup. Since your computer is locking up at this point, you
may be having a memory-shortage problem. It should work, but I can't
say for sure since, it has been a long time since I installed Debian
with anything less than 64 Megs of RAM. You might have a defective
memory stick in there...dunno. Anyway, if possible, try sticking in
some more memory if you can. You won't regret it....