Re: Install-Problems

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Tue Apr 20 1999 - 16:00:23 CEST

On Tue, Apr 20, 1999 at 11:06:35AM +0200, Jens Puruckherr wrote:
> Hi!
> I've got some problems installing mulinux on a Compaq 386SX20 Laptop;
> 2MB Ram bulit in; 4MBRam PCMCIA; 60MB HD inkl Dockingstation with eth0
> and CDROM. It's no problem to boot from startdisk and install the image
> in ramdisk. To unpack the /usr needs ca. 1 hour (normal?).

With only 2MB yes :( PCMCIA is unreachable for muLinux.

> It's possible to login as root and have a look at the dirtree. But now:
> "Clone" starts, but I get only the message "cannot fork". If I start
> fdisk manually, I get the same massage. What does it mean? Its not
> possible to create any partition or format an existing.

Low memory. Without a swap in your DOS partition you can do nothing.

> I've tried with creating partitions under DOS and with no partitions. On
> Install I've no defined/have defined any swap-partition. The kernel
> detects the Hardware (RAM,HD,CDROM) fine at start, there should be no
> problem. What else can I do?

swap, please!

> Sorry, my english is not so good.....:-(

Oh, mon ami ...

Mi sarebbe piaciuto concludere con un'affermazione positiva, ma
non me ne vengono in mente. Vanno bene due negative?
						-- Woody Allen

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