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Old 12-13-2008, 07:41 AM   #1
gedw
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Unhappy Athlon runs Slack 10.2 well, can't install 12.1


Hi Folks,
I've been a long time user of Slackware, first started using it at version v2.0 and have been watching it grow and continue gather the following it has today.
Well my Athlon system has been a faithful machine, for may years and it would be a shame to have to leave it only running Slackware 10.2.
System details:
Athlon 1000 MHz
768 Mb RAM
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-7IXE4

When booting from disc 1, and passing huge.s at the boot prompt, I get a 'not enough memory' error. Also tried the smp kernel with the same result.

So, has anyone got a way that I can shoehorn this massive 12.1 kernel into my machine ?
Any advice would be welcome.
tia,
ged
 
Old 12-13-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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Did you try just to hit <Enter> at the boot prompt ?

The kernel choice comes up again ( late in the install
process )

"huge.smp" is 4.2 MB
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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I'm running 12.1 on my desktop with 512 MB RAM, so 768 shouldn't pose any problem.
 
Old 12-13-2008, 07:06 PM   #4
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by gedw View Post
Hi Folks,
I've been a long time user of Slackware, first started using it at version v2.0 and have been watching it grow and continue gather the following it has today.
Well my Athlon system has been a faithful machine, for may years and it would be a shame to have to leave it only running Slackware 10.2.
System details:
Athlon 1000 MHz
768 Mb RAM
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-7IXE4

When booting from disc 1, and passing huge.s at the boot prompt, I get a 'not enough memory' error. Also tried the smp kernel with the same result.

So, has anyone got a way that I can shoehorn this massive 12.1 kernel into my machine ?
Any advice would be welcome.
tia,
ged
You can just press return at the 'boot:' to use the default kernel. You should read the 'CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT';

Code:
excerpt from 'CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT'
As stated earlier, it is recommended that you use one of the generic kernels
  rather than the huge kernels; the huge kernels are primarily intended as 
  "installer" and "emergency" kernels in case you forget to make an initrd.
  For most systems, you should use the generic SMP kernel if it will run, 
  even if your system is not SMP-capable.  Some newer hardware needs the 
  local APIC enabled in the SMP kernel, and theoretically there should not be
  a performance penalty with using the SMP-capable kernel on a uniprocessor 
  machine, as the SMP kernel tests for this and makes necessary adjustments.
The kernel size is not going to be a problem with your system configuration. Do you have the BIOS up to date for the MB?

Be sure to read the other 12.1 .txt files that are available on the install cd.
 
  


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