more than 128 M needed for liveCD

Adam Miller maxamillion at
Tue Nov 7 23:14:17 UTC 2006

Anyone with a test system able the check the lowest available specs for the
alternate installation is? I'm just personally curious and lack the
hardware. (actually plan to purchase one off ebay over the next month just
to do testing on feisty with) Thanks.


On 11/7/06, kpaliran at <kpaliran at> wrote:
> > The data will probably be the smallest amount of mem I succeeded booting
> with. It'd be helpful if people who
> > actually encountered the bug provide this data though...
> Just booted an installed Edgy system (a few services turned off) with 64Mb
> RAM. No problems, even the boot time wasn't noticeably higher than with
> normal 192Mb on that system. Not a clean install, though, but an upgrade
> from Dapper.
> Desktop-CD booted with 128Mb, but there are no panels. Otherwise seemed to
> work - funny, there was plenty of memory available, and with 192Mb it
> worked fine. Used an old CD-drive to boot the CD-RW desktop-CD -> reading
> speed is probably something like 2x at maximum - any possibility of some
> timeout here? Dapper desktop-CD had no problems (a CD-R -> booted way
> faster). Overall memory usage  without cache with Dapper was about 79Mb,
> with Edgy about 81Mb (no panels), measured simply with 'free' right after
> boot, naturally with terminal launched.
> Kari
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