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Re: help



On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Ralph Blach <rcblach gmail com> wrote:
> On am embedded power pc project with 256 mb of ram, I ran fvwm, just fine.
>  This was with nfs root and a very old matrox video card.
>
> I also compiled xdoom, madplay, and mozilla.
>
> So this can be done, you will just need to install the basic machine in text
> mode, the install x, and fvwm along with the apps you want.
>
> Chip.
>
> Tony Nelson wrote:
>>
>> On 10-01-07 18:40:16, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>>>>
>>>> we at work have some PC's with 256 MB RAM, the graphical mode
>>>> doesn't load, so we choice the text mode, but in all machines we
>>>> get the same error, Anaconda 12.47
>>>>
>>>> do you have an idea how to solve it?
>>>
>>> Yeah, add ram. Anaconda needs like 1/2 gig, and nevermind trying to
>>> Fedora w/<  1/2gig as well...
>>
>> Umm, don't you think that the Anaconda developers know what is
>> required, and that the rather minimal text-mode install is designed to
>> use less memory?
>>
>> OP:  There may be useful info in the other VTs when the error occurs.
>>
>> If you can't find a workaround, try Debian, which has much better
>> support than Fedora for small memory machines, due to the different
>> goals of the projects.  If you want to run a GUI on 256 MB, you might
>> want to choose something less memory-hungry than Gnome or KDE.
>>

Try appending "nomodeset" to grub. You may also need to add "vga=791"
or "vga=ask" to ensure selection of a suitable display driver.


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