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Bug 57729 - minimum RAM requirement
minimum RAM requirement
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-20 06:44 EST by Giuseppe Raimondi
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-15 16:26:55 EST
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Description Giuseppe Raimondi 2001-12-20 06:44:52 EST
Description of Problem:
on the 7.2 box is stated a minimum of 32 MB is required for a text install,
but this is not enough

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start installation

Actual Results:
Some rpms are reported to be faulty. this happens randomly, i.e. it's not
always the same rpm making problems. I used original cds.
it let's you go on with installation, but a lot of things won't work

Expected Results:
install 7.2

Additional Information:
it was on an old compaq deskpro with 32 MB ram.
I tried to install in text mode. I had something like 100-150MB swap.
My guess is the machine was just swapping too much.
I have a adaptec aic7xxx scsi controller with attached cdrom and hdd.
upgrading to 256MB installed from same cds with no problems.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-02 16:52:34 EST
We've done both installs and upgrades on systems with 32 megs; are you sure
you're not having problems reading the media (looking in /tmp/install.log from
tty2 could be handy to determine that)
Comment 2 Giuseppe Raimondi 2002-01-10 05:00:01 EST
the machine was just not reacting anymore, so I was not able to switch console.
as long the installation was proceding I checked in all the VC, but I couldn't
find anything too strange
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-01-15 16:26:49 EST
Please check the md5sum of the install media.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2002-01-26 22:38:14 EST
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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