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Re: Fedora 6 is not able to install in PIII, 256MB SD RAM, 1.3GHz

On 1/11/07, Temlakos <temlakos gmail com> wrote:
Just Do it wrote:
> Thanks *Jensen for quick reply!!!
> I tried.. the same...no office..dev..and server....but fails..
> tried with only KDE...only GNOME...but fails...
> Also tried to deselect few un-neccsary package..from custum
> installation...but fails..
> :*(  Not working!!!
> *
> On 1/11/07, *R. Jensen* <linuxuser rhjensen com
> <mailto:linuxuser rhjensen com>> wrote:
>     Just Do it wrote:
>     > Fedora 6 installation is not working in PIII, 256MB SD RAM(2
>     stick), 1.3GHz
>     >
>     > Each time I try to install it hang during the installation
>     time...every
>     > time at different location....
>     >
>     > I try with all possible option available in fedora 6 I
>     guess....still
>     > fails..
>     I have installed FC6 + Eclipse on a 5GB partition on an old Dell
>     Inspiron 4100 laptop: 256MB of RAM, Pentium III, etc.
>     I used the graphical installer, from the DVD image of FC6 which I had
>     used successfully before to install on an old HP Pavilion [Also a
>     Pentium III
>     but with 320MB RAM].
>     However, for the laptop install I unchecked ALL packages (no
>     office/productivity)
>     and only after the install succeeded did I install Eclipse and the
>     GCC tool chain
>     /libraries.
>     I don't know if that will help or not.
>     Richard.
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Hold the phone.

How much memory can your motherboard accept? 256 MB sounds like half the
capacity that a Pentium-3 motherboard ought to have.

That depends on the manufacturer of the motherboard.  Some early
designs were really poorly thoughtout.

The first thing--the /very/ first thing--that I do when acquiring a new
system is to equip the motherboard with as much memory as it will accept
and recognize. 512 MB /minimum/ is what I would recommend.


By the way, I installed/upgraded my K6-2 450 MHz box which has 256 MB
RAM from Fedora Core 5 to 6. Alloted 15 GB of disk for the OS. The DVD
passed the media test but read errors occured multiple times during
the install. I couldn't perform an unattended install so I tried
installing via FTP. That worked for me.

Note: Had to wait one hour after the 'No handlers could be found for
logger "yum.YumBase". ' error message before signs of installer
progress. (Occurs using either DVD or FTP methods.) The upgrade
process took 7 hours to complete. Then new packge updates took an
additional 4 hours.  (Fedora Unity, where are you?)

If you have broadband access or have another box on your network give
either NFS or FTP install a try.  Also try using a separate /boot
partition and EXT3 instead of LVM.

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