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Bug 1896 - RH5.2 in 8MB can't do supp. install
RH5.2 in 8MB can't do supp. install
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-release (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-03-30 23:07 EST by mike.muise
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-01 13:29:20 EST
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Description mike.muise 1999-03-30 23:07:43 EST
Using a machine with 8megs of RAM, and a supplemental
install (PCMCIA support + installing from remote image),
the floppy drive churns endlessly after starting disk
druid or fdisk.  It's a notebook, else I'd just borrow
some memory or put in a CD-ROM for the duration of the

Though the box says "16MB recommended", I didn't see any
>8MB required notices in either the book or on the box.

It's not a bad floppy or drive, if you browse the results

... and you'll see several similar complaints.  I couldn't
find a workaround or fix in the documentation, so I'm
posting this.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-04-01 13:29:59 EST
This is unfortunately a known problem with the 5.2 installer and 8
megs of ram. We are working to fix this for the next release.

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