Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57729
minimum RAM requirement
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:47 EDT
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start installation
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
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.
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)
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
Please check the md5sum of the install media.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.