low memory warning during installation
lundyd at dmapub.dma.org
Thu Nov 11 09:45:03 UTC 2004
I'm attempting to install Ubuntu on an old P133 with only 32 MB of RAM,
which I've read should be enough. However, I repeatedly get "Entering low
memory mode" warnings stating "This system has relatively little free
memory... You should set up swap space as soon as possible." Great! How
do I do that?
I've had a fair amount of Linux experience, but virtually none with
Debian. I used Ctl-Alt-F2 to get a shell and attempted to partition the
drive so I could create a swap partition, but couldn't find any
partitioning program (fdisk, cfdisk, etc.). So how the heck am I supposed
to set up swap space? I also tried using the automatic partitioner but it
aborted with the same Entering low memory mode message.
About a month ago I installed Ubuntu on my main PC without any difficulty,
but it has 512 MB of RAM. It's a bit spartan, but I've been enjoying
using it and adding packages.
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