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Old 02-09-2003, 03:10 PM   #16
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What is the latest on installing RedHat 8.0 on these ProLiant 2500 servers? I am having the same "Not enough RAM" problems when I try to install RedHat 8.0.

I also posted the problem here with a link back to this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=44710
 
Old 02-09-2003, 03:11 PM   #17
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This is the post at that thread:

I am trying to install Redhat 8.0 (CDROM download from Linuxcentral.com) to an old Compaq ProLiant 2500 server with 128MB EDO RAM. When I try to start the installation, the installation halts and I get the prompt:

"Your system does not have enough RAM to install Redhat 8.0"

What is going on? Is it the EDO memory? Thinking that it was a video problem, I tried starting in the text mode, but that didn't work.

What am I missing? Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
 
Old 02-10-2003, 04:54 AM   #18
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linux mem=exactmap mem=640k@0 mem=124M@1M

The installer can't find RAM above 16MB unless you tell it where it is.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 11:24 AM   #19
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Yes. Problem solved using the instructions and links in this thread.

Thanks, all.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 01:00 AM   #20
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I've been trying to install redhat linux 8.0 on a p2b-ve motherboard (HP Pavilion) based computer which I've pieced together. I have one IDE QUANTUM 4.3 ATA hardrive on as IDE master and a LG 52X Cdrom slave. I've all but given up hope using the CD install (too many unknowns, bad burns, low quality CDRs, etc) and am trying to install using a USB harddrive with the ISO images in /redhat/

at the boot prompt I am typing:

linux text mem=exactmap mem=640k@0 mem=243M@1M

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/31594
(the link above is a description of the problems I was having before this, the kernal panic message that is...)

and I am able to boot using the floppy disk and get to the "choose a language" screen (gone are the days of 'redneck' as a language). I'm not successful in installing because i get the following messages:

error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic
...
Running anaconda, the Red Hat Linux system installer -- please wait...

then...

install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
sending termination signals ... done

and down she goes.


Any help with this would be appreciated! Does anybody know if this is a bios problem? I've done check sums on the ISO images and they are correct. I'm almost convinced that this is a motherboard/bios problem or a boot prompt issue. Any suggestions? I don't want to loose the 450Mhz, 256MB system I've pieced together. If I can get past the install on this one, I have great plans for it!
 
Old 03-04-2003, 10:21 PM   #21
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Sorry, I was lucky to get the information I needed from somebody else. And my ProLiant is stripped and scrapped too.
 
Old 03-06-2003, 04:38 AM   #22
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I gave up temporally on my previous solution and installed RH using another motherboard (PI 125). Once I got everything installed, it proved to me that the CD burns are not bad but that it does have something to do with the motherboard or bios itself. I then attached the HD to the HP Pavilion and it works!!! well, sort of....

The system doesn't always boot to the login prompt. I can boot in single user mode, but I'm still getting kernel panics left and right -- and everything (emacs, httpd) is dumping core. At least I can bring it up.... this is definitely a work in progress...
 
Old 06-25-2003, 06:22 AM   #23
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i did the mem=640k@0 thing but the booting just halted and refused to contue any ideas?
 
Old 07-14-2003, 04:22 AM   #24
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Smile mdk 9.1

I've managed to install, with help from this and other treads, mdk 9.1
The most serious problem I had was getting the machine connected with the net, but it seems the extra nic was not working, but I don't need that one so no problem.

althoug using kde was perhaps a bit silly. I'll have to change that, just had to see how bad it was. IceWM was better, altough, it will not run in GUI at all more than today.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 07:22 AM   #25
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Quote:
Originally posted by SparceMatrix
This is the post at that thread:

I am trying to install Redhat 8.0 (CDROM download from Linuxcentral.com) to an old Compaq ProLiant 2500 server with 128MB EDO RAM. When I try to start the installation, the installation halts and I get the prompt:

"Your system does not have enough RAM to install Redhat 8.0"

What is going on? Is it the EDO memory? Thinking that it was a video problem, I tried starting in the text mode, but that didn't work.

What am I missing? Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

I had the same problem old server 128 MB edo ram...

Looked up in the BIOS there is an option that says:
enable memory hole at 16 MB..
set this to "no"
worked for me

Greetz Smit
 
  


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