Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2214
Install fails to boot with >= 1GB memory
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
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.
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