Subject: Re: i386 floppy no longer fits
To: Ross Harvey <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-install
Date: 01/10/1999 22:19:51
On Sat, 9 Jan 1999 13:46:45 -0800 (PST)  Ross Harvey wrote:

> ...
> it's purely incremental gzip'ed (someday bzip2'ed) space for the new stuff.

As I mentioned in another forum, bzip2 will use up 3700kB of memory in
"normal" mode or 2300kB in half-speed mode during decompression with
maximum compression.  This may make life hard on 4MB (or possibly 8MB?)
machines.  I don't know what gzip needs (it's not obvious to me from any
of the doco that comes with libz or gzip).