very common kernel modules slow down the boot process

Alan Cox alan at
Mon Apr 7 16:25:53 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 10:04:31AM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
>  > Do these older/limited machines do anything better now than they did in 
>  > the 2.4 kernel days?
> Good luck trying to get the installer to run on anything less than 512MB these days.

Don't bother: either

- Use an existing disk image and upgrade it (works in 128MB)
- Install on a different box, flip out the i686 packages and then move it over
- Use a distro more suited to small systems

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