Subject: Re: SSTO
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List: port-i386
Date: 12/29/1997 00:23:04
> I have been trying to install NetBSD 1.3_BETA on several machines
> which have only 4 megabytes of RAM with little success.  Whether I
> am using the boot.fs or boot-small.fs, sysinst "hangs" when
> preparing to create a disklabel, or shortly there after.  I also can
> not seem to do the install by hand as tar will hang before it is
> finished extracting base.tgz, and MAKEDEV can never seem to finish
> without hanging either.  On occasion, if I let the machine sit for
> 25 -> 30 minutes after something has decided to hang, things may
> begin to move again, however this very seldomly works.  The machines
> I have been experimenting with are AST made 386 and 486 "Premium"
> models, a Unisys made laptop (i486), and various no-name i386 and
> i486 clones.  Is this a known problem?  Has anyone else experienced
> similar problems?

Hm, the last time I had this sort of problem I generated my own SSTO
diskette using an INSTALL kernel with a trimmed-down number of disk
buffers, and that worked around the problem.

- H=E5vard