Subject: Re: IPC 12 MB of RAM is running out of memory during install of
To: David Laight <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 02/20/2005 13:30:44
On Sat, 19 Feb 2005, David Laight wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 01:04:43AM +0100, Tru Huynh wrote:
>> I am try to install NetBSD-2.0 from the multi-arch CDROM
>> on a IPC with only 12MB of RAM (12x1MB).
>> The system boots from the CDROM and begin the installation but can't proceed
>> after failing to disklabel or running /bin/sh from the utility menu.
>> This is by no means critical, I just wanted to know if it "normal".
> I'd suspect that it isn't surprising...
> I've not tried a sparc install on a system with limited memory, but
> the standard i386 install won't run in less that 16MB.
> You may need to build a smaller kernel and netboot it. Then install
> by exploding the required .tgz files.
A variation would be to netboot an INSTALL kernel without
ramdisk and then nfs mount the contents of the normal INSTALL
ramdisk - that should give you plenty of room.
Alternatively if you have more than one disk, manually add a
scratch disk as swap space immediately after booting.
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