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Re: 2/23 snapshot installation hangs at makedev...
Jeff Ross wrote:
> This Compaq installs and runs 3.0-release just fine, using the
> floppyB30.fs installer to get the scsi drivers.
> The 2/23 snapshot hangs at the infamous trap of machines that are memory
> challenged--running makedev.
> I know the proposed solution--break into the shell before the installer
> runs makedev and turn swap on.
> Does this mean that the installer is now too big to run on 16 megs of ram?
> Would the standard floppy30.fs fare any better? (Thinking I could add the
> scsi disk later after the snapshot is in....)
Finally got a chance to test this.
The answer to your first question is, yes, the snapshot boot floppy is
now requiring more than 16M of RAM to install. 20M will do it for
floppyB30.fs, but 16M hung, just as you reported.
Found similar response from floppy30.fs, it also hung at 16M. Upping
the machine to 18M got it to install successfully. I am *not*
implying that floppyB30 required more RAM than floppy30, I have just
done a LOT of installs on this box this evening (at least four after I
resolved a minor HW problem which involved a couple boots), and I was
getting quite sick and tired of it).
(in case anyone is wondering how I got 18M or 20M RAM, the machine on
my bench is also a Compaq, and it has the Compaq 16M problem. Doing a
'machine memory +0x200000@0x1000000" at the boot> prompt got me to
18M. Boot has some cool features. 8-)
> dmesg from 3.0-release below...
<dmesg snipped for msg size, thanks for including it>