Subject: Re: installation on a Qube 2 with 16M RAM
To: Rowdy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Florian Stoehr <email@example.com>
Date: 09/14/2005 14:14:07
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Rowdy wrote:
> Florian Stoehr wrote:
>> With 16 MB RAM, you will have problems with the original bootloader which
>> tries to load the image at address > 16 :-)
>> At least I had, although I didn't use the "Restore CD". It was with 2.0,
>> perhaps this issue is already solved by now?
>> Perhaps look for "bootloader" in the archives, I don't remember where to
>> get the modified version.
>> If you can't find it, get back to me and I'll send you a working copy.
>> (Or get more RAM).
> Thanx to both that have replied :)
> The comments above about the bootloader is what I was thinking of. I have
> downloaded from somewhere a bootloader for Qubes with 16M memory. Comments in
> there indicate it is "1.6ZG Bootloader". The bootloader in the 20050714
> restore CD image I downloaded indicates "3.99.3 Bootloader".
> The difference in versions is what made me wonder whether the low-memory fix
> has been assimilated into the more recent bootloader.
> In the event that the newer restore CD results in a non-booting system, can
> the older bootloader be simply be used to replace the installed bootloader?
> I shall also search the archives ...
> Getting Qube 2 memory in Australia is, well, an interesting challenge. One
> store in the US that sells the correct RAM actually charges more to ship it
> to Melbourne than the cost of the RAM. The cost is also a little out of my
> budget at the moment :-/
About the memory, I sold mine and put some memory of one of my SGI
machines in (this should be 36-bit SIMM), wich ich MUCH cheaper
It works perfectly (has someone else also done so)?
Don't know whether I was lucky here or this always works.