Re: lowmem (4Meg)

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 07:53:33 CEST

On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 02:42:12PM -0500, nicely wrote:
> When I try and install via rc.dosinstallation or normal, I cannot get past the USR installation (Still) because I only have 4 meg of ram and the swap is 8meg. I believe USR would install if I could just increase the size of the swapfile to 16 or 20 meg so that it could at least allocate enough swap space to handle decompression... and it might be a nice feature during installation to be able to pick the size of your swapfile. HD space I have plenty, and would gladly lose 20meg of space to swapfile to get muLinux working.

You have to edit the file /etc/rc.prep-umsdos, sorry. There is a line
related to swap. I noticed in the past no advantages in increasing swap
size in 4m machine. I used the formula swap=ram*2.


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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