Bug 81485 - [RFE] Release Notes should specify system requirements (and quirks)
Summary: [RFE] Release Notes should specify system requirements (and quirks)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-release
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ed Bailey
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-09 21:05 UTC by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-13 19:06:36 UTC

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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-09 21:05:32 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030102

Description of problem:
I just perused the release notes to see if the system requirements were listed -
they were not.  Some bugs filed in Bugzilla are due to insufficient hardware
requirements to run or install Red Hat Linux 8.0.  For example, Bug 76123 deals
with the "Cannot allocate memory" error generated by Anaconda in GUI mode when
the machine has 64M or less of memory and less than 128M of swap.

Another example is a bug that was filed by a person using a Cyrix 5x86 processor
(which has nothing but a glorified 80486 core) - Anaconda selected the wrong
kernel to boot on that machine.

These quirks and requirements should be listed at the top of the release notes
so that developers can refer people to Resolution == OLDASDIRTHARDWARE when they
are unable to install a 2002 distribution on a 1993 machine.

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Comment 1 Ed Bailey 2003-01-13 19:06:36 UTC
You raise a good point.  Future release notes will have a section outlining CPU,
disk, and RAM requirements.

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