livecd memory requirements
oak at helsinkinet.fi
Fri Apr 13 18:42:52 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 08:07 -0500, Adam Miller wrote:
> The dapper image seems fully functional with 128mb of ram when running
> on qemu (with 128mb ram explicitly set).... I will be testing the
> feisty image later on in the day when I get a chance... just thought I
> would report in.
I think it would be important to test also whether installing
from the live-cd succeeds and whether the installed system boots...
FYI: I recently tried installing Kubuntu Dapper to a 333Mhz laptop
with 96MB of RAM and 192MB of swap = 288MB virtual memory.
Kubuntu live-CD booted (very slowly) without any visible problems
except for two warning dialogs about protocols that couldn't
be started (although almost all of swap was unused).
Installation took a long time and reported success except for
system update which couldn't be done due to there being no network
available (where I did the install). However, the installed system
didn't boot. When I checked with a rescue CD what had happened,
there was e.g. empty /etc/fstab (adding some valid content didn't
help, the bootup process still complained about not finding "volume
 If the installation doesn't work succesfully without network,
that should be mentioned in the installation requirements!
I'll try installing Xubuntu herd from live-cd to that laptop now.
> On 4/13/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Once we have the results, what should we say on the website?
> Dapper can
> > do on 128M and Edgy+ on higher?
> depends on the results. I am not 100% sure dapper worked with
> 128M is you did not have swap.
> In edgy activating existing swap partitions was broken and
> that made the problem affect all
> 128M boxes, regardless of their having linux previously
> Of course one can test dapper and report that too
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