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Old 06-24-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
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Fedora - Out of memory error during install


I have an older Pentium box that I want to use as a basic personal web server.
It has 96Mb RAM in 2 memory banks. There are no more memory banks.
It has a 20Gb Hard Disk.


During installation, I get "out of memory" errors and the installation is aborted.


At the beginning of the installation I noticed:
"mounting /tmp as ramfs ... done"

I assume that it is using a RAM based file system.

Is it possible to make it mount /tmp on an existing swap partition instead?
Or some other hard disk partition instead of RAM?
 
Old 06-24-2005, 03:17 AM   #2
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gone are the days when readhat used to ask if you wanted to activate swap

have you tried doing a minimal install first(just base,X and a small WM), then install anything else you need later.

..or isn't the text based installation option?
 
Old 06-24-2005, 03:23 AM   #3
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gone are the days when readhat used to ask if you wanted to activate swap
True.

have you tried doing a minimal install first(just base,X and a small WM), then install anything else you need later.
Yes, I get the out-of-memory error before all that - when Anaconda is running.

..or isn't the text based installation option?
I did specify the "text" argument and it does start in that mode.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 11:24 AM   #4
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the only other option i can think of would depend on how comfortable you feel with the CLI and how linux uses partitions. If you're up for the challenge, then gentoo's pretty good... and it's not as difficult to install as most people think.
 
  


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