Bug 2214 - Install fails to boot with >= 1GB memory
Install fails to boot with >= 1GB memory
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-16 09:11 EDT by Stephen Tweedie
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-04 10:48:06 EDT
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Description Stephen Tweedie 1999-04-16 09:11:20 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.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-04 10:48:59 EDT
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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