Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1896
RH5.2 in 8MB can't do supp. install
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
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
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.