On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Robin Humble wrote:
> Eric Sandeen writes:
> >Robin Humble wrote:
> >> A PR3 install went very smoothly with no problems BTW.
> >Great! Thanks for the report...
> no worries
> Although I would like to winge to someone about anaconda's crazy
> memory checks!
> I know it's nothing to do with XFS, but maybe having hacked anaconda
> you XFS folks can help out... or at least sympatise :)
> a) insisting on swap = 2x memory when you have heaps (384M) of ram
> installed and ~200M of swap seems silly. 2.4 kernels aren't that
> tragic (agressive) at using swap... and there's no way an install is
> going to fail with almost 500M of VM available, which is what
> anaconda misleadingly implies is going to happen.
> Is this suggestion actually based in reality?!?
I have used it on machines with 192MB ram and 300 swap which was enough.
> b) the 20-24M ram minimum before anaconda will run at all is also
> very annoying - my 16M laptop (200M+ of swap) runs 2.4-XFS happily...
> but I just can't upgrade from RH6.2 to 7.1 :-/ You'd think the
> installer could use the plentiful VM, and should work fine (although
> Do you think this ~20M limit in anaconda going to go away any time soon?
> I can try upgrading from 6.2 to 7.1 one-rpm-at-a-time but it'll be a
> real pain... From reading the anaconda src it looks like 'expert'
> install mode should override the 20M check but it doesn't.
it worked for me on 1.0. I havn't burnt the iso yet to test it.
Lack of time and too much sun.