Bug 2214 - Install fails to boot with >= 1GB memory
Summary: Install fails to boot with >= 1GB memory
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-16 13:11 UTC by Stephen Tweedie
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-04 14:48:06 UTC

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Description Stephen Tweedie 1999-04-16 13:11:20 UTC
Quad Xeon, 8GB memory (960M used by Linux).

The installer fails to boot: the initrd cannot be loaded,
giving the error

    initrd extends beyond end of memory
    (0xfeff9433 > 0xfc000000)

5.8 cdrom and floppy installs did not have this problem.
5.9 and all subsequent betas do.  Booting with "linux
mem=512m" is a workaround.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-04 14:48:59 UTC
We are aware of this limitation.  The installer is only capable of
running on < 1G of RAM, so the workaround is to boot the machine with
a mem= line and perform the installation.  After installation, the
running machine will be able to make use of all RAM that you have in
the system.

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