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Bug 1896

Summary: RH5.2 in 8MB can't do supp. install
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: mike.muise
Component: redhat-releaseAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2   
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-04-01 18:29:20 UTC Type: ---
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Description mike.muise 1999-03-31 04:07:43 UTC
Using a machine with 8megs of RAM, and a supplemental
install (PCMCIA support + installing from remote image),
the floppy drive churns endlessly after starting disk
druid or fdisk.  It's a notebook, else I'd just borrow
some memory or put in a CD-ROM for the duration of the
install.

Though the box says "16MB recommended", I didn't see any
>8MB required notices in either the book or on the box.

It's not a bad floppy or drive, if you browse the results
of:
http://search.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?ST=PS&defaultOp=AND&DB
S=1&format=threaded&maxhits=100&QRY=%28+redhat+%7C+rh5*+%29+
%26+floppy+%26+install*+%26+%28+fdisk+%7C+druid+%29+%26+%28+
486*+%7C+laptop+%7C+8m+%7C+8mb+%7C+8+%7C+8meg*+%7C+notebook+
%29+%26+supp*&groups=comp*linux*&authors=&subjects=&fromdate
=&todate=&showsort=score

... and you'll see several similar complaints.  I couldn't
find a workaround or fix in the documentation, so I'm
posting this.

cheers,
mike

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-04-01 18:29:59 UTC
This is unfortunately a known problem with the 5.2 installer and 8
megs of ram. We are working to fix this for the next release.