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Old 04-07-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
jordan0
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could not load program into memory on HD install


Hello,

I am trying to perform a mandrake 9.2 install from my HD (my computer has no floppy or CDROM). After much messing about, I was able to use loadlin to boot into the installation process from DOS. So I copied all 3 CD ISOs to a ext2 partition by hooking the drive up to my other linux box, and I am able to choose "Hard Disk" as an installation option. I select the right partition and enter the name of the ISO file...
then the progress bar "loading program into memory" comes up. It gets about 25% across before reaching an error: "could not load program into memory".

The logs report the following:
* trying to load /tmp/hdimage/Mandrake92-cd1-inst.i586.iso on /tmp/image
* total memory: 128 Mbytes
* trying to load /tmp/image/Mandrake/base/mdkinst_stage2.bz2 as a ramdisk
* writing ramdisk: No space left on device
* unsetting automatic

Kernel messages:
<7>ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A

I am booting into the install using the following loadlin command:
loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/ram initrd=all.rdz

I have tried adding "ramdisk=9000" and "ramdisk=60000" to no avail...

Please help!
- jordan
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:42 AM   #2
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i've never done an install this way
but
i think you can specifiy the memory amount to the boot loader
ie/ boot linux mem=128 (or something along those lines)
 
Old 04-08-2004, 05:24 AM   #3
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when i boot into the installer, the kernel messages say "total memory 128 Megs" several times, so i dont think that is the problem...
 
Old 04-08-2004, 05:35 AM   #4
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what i mean is
you pass the memory total to the boot loader so it knows in advance what to work with

i set up a system which was problematic and got round the memory problem by typing
linux mem=64MB
the loading problem stopped straight away after that

but this was loading from cd not iso image
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:43 PM   #5
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thanks for the clarification.
Although i tried the mem=128 with no luck...
any other ideas?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:49 PM   #6
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er...
other than adding a cd drive
no
sorry
 
  


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