Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30249
16MB of memory not enough after beta2 even in text mode.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:52 EDT
Up until beta2 I could install TUI with RH70/beta1/beta2. This no longer works and prevents me from
easily testing the sbpcd problem #22755. The test floppies as provided by Arjan van de Ven also
choke on this new limit. (cf. 29143).
This is going to annoy many people who still have 16MB machines. If this is permanent than I will
have to yank that machine out of my test group and freeze it at RH70 or manually upgrade it.
The RH 7. 0/Intel box says:
Minimum Hardware Requirements
x86 processor with 32MB RAM and 500MB hard disk space.
Bootable CD-ROM drive or 3 1/2" floppy drive.
... unless there's some real magic in the 2.4 kernel, I can't see how RH can
the minimum hardware requirements. I won't close this bug, but I will point out
that the evidence is not good for keeping this report open as a valid defect.
That maybe what the box says but I upgraded 3 16MB machines with RH70 in text mode. I am down to one 16MB machine
so it wont matter much to me.
16 MB is not supported.