Can install Severn, but not YARROW!

Ronny Buchmann ronny-vlug at
Sun Nov 9 21:49:40 UTC 2003

Am Sonntag, 9. November 2003 13:02 schrieb M A Young:
> On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Lance Davis wrote:
> > On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, ERIC KLINGER wrote:
> > > Matt - Thanks for the reply.  First I want to say that I pulled one
> > > stick of ram (I have 2x512mb) and installed it again and it worked!!!!!
> >
> > I have had _exactly_ the same problem , with 1 GB ram - removed one stick
> > and it is installing fine.
My system has 2x256MB and it didn't work, so it is not bound to 1GB.

Another problem was there was no shell on 2nd console.

I didn't test with severn though.

> Rather than changing the hardware, have you thought of telling the kernel
> you only have 512Mb at install time, ie. add mem=512M to the boot options?
mem=256M worked for me.

memtest86 didn't show any errors (I didn't expect any).


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