[plug] Difficulty trying to load Slackware 3.1 system onto 4mb RAM 386SX
dbuddrige at ozemail.com.au
Sat Sep 26 20:02:45 WST 1998
The linux system is now happily installing away as I write...
Thanks for your help mate....
Peter Caffin wrote:
> David Buddrige wrote:
> > I think that the basic problem is that the install program loads the
> > entire (root) file system into a RAM disk, which has the effect of
> > using up all (or most) of the available RAM.
> Right at the beginning of the installation, you should create a swap
> partition (16M should be fine) and use 'swapon' *before* using 'setup'.
> It's all covered in the installation HOWTO from memory.. It's definitely
> covered in the little booklet distributed with the Infomagic CDROM set
> of May 1995 (though that might not be all that helpful to you). If you
> need more info, let me know. I'll type in the relevant bits of procedure
> for ya.
> It'll definitely work with Slackware. Up until the middle of last year,
> I had a 386SX system with 4M and a 200M drive running Slackware..
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