>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Fundyler <email@example.com> writes:
Greg> Bill Nottingham wrote:
>> Jorge J. Gomez-Sanz (firstname.lastname@example.org) said: > I am
>> installing RH 6.1 on a Compaq Contura 410C (RAM 8Mb, HD 500 Mb)
>> > with external cdrom Trillium CD/P 525 (16x). > > I am using
>> paride drivers and boot disk for RH 6.1. > > The cdrom seems
>> to be detected. But after detection, > and three or five
>> minutes, I get a system abort message whose > text refers to a
>> Signal 7 event, and informing that the system > can be
>> restarted safely.
>> You don't have enough RAM.
Greg> How much RAM does Linux require??? Geez, I thought Linux
Greg> could run just fine on a 486. And most 486s have little RAM
Greg> (4-32). What about a swap file? Shouldn't it let you install
Greg> anyway? This is Linux!
Linux can run with very little memory, but whether the install can be
done with so little is a different question. I have installed Debian
2.2 (Potato) on a 8MB 486 so weeks ago, slow but possible; the problem
is that the package manager for Debian (dpkg) works well but is
beginning to have problems with the thousands of packages that a
Debian distribution has.
Greg> BTW, I had this problem on my friend's 8MB RAM 486, although
Greg> I wasn't sure of the problem at the time.
Anyway, I'd try to find different boot disks from the net to see if
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