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Simon William <userdomain.com> wrote: > Hi all, I am a newbie at linux. Downloaded Debian "Woody" compact. to my dos > partition. Run install.bat, the system stopped at "Ramdisk: compressed image > found at block 0" What could be the cause? My test machine is 486, 8mb ram, Practcally enaything could be the cause. Including that the minimum requirements for your install kernel are a 586, not a 486, or that it needs at least 16 or 32MB ram to install. I would expect the latter, myself. Why not check out the hardware requirements for yourself? (I don't expect that ...

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    Simon William <userdomain.com> wrote:
    > Hi all, I am a newbie at linux. Downloaded Debian "Woody" compact. to my dos
    > partition. Run install.bat, the system stopped at "Ramdisk: compressed image
    > found at block 0" What could be the cause? My test machine is 486, 8mb ram,
    Practcally enaything could be the cause. Including that the minimum
    requirements for your install kernel are a 586, not a 486, or that it
    needs at least 16 or 32MB ram to install. I would expect the latter,
    myself. Why not check out the hardware requirements for yourself?

    (I don't expect that the ramdisk will leave any ram left out of 8MB
    total, even fewer out of 8 millibits)>

    Peter
    Peter T. Breuer Guest

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    Default Re: RAMDISK: compressed image found at block 0

    On Fri, 08 Aug 2003 11:15:35 +0200, Peter T. Breuer wrote:
    > Simon William <userdomain.com> wrote:
    >> Hi all, I am a newbie at linux. Downloaded Debian "Woody" compact. to my dos
    >> partition. Run install.bat, the system stopped at "Ramdisk: compressed image
    >> found at block 0" What could be the cause? My test machine is 486, 8mb
    >> ram,
    Why don't you boot from a Debian floppy/cdrom?
    >
    > Practcally enaything could be the cause. Including that the minimum
    > requirements for your install kernel are a 586, not a 486, or that it
    > needs at least 16 or 32MB ram to install. I would expect the latter,
    > myself. Why not check out the hardware requirements for yourself?
    Debian packages are still compiled to be compatible to 386. Only some
    kernel images need a 586/686 processor. As you have only 8 MB ram, you
    should create a swap partition (at least 16MB).
    >
    > (I don't expect that the ramdisk will leave any ram left out of 8MB
    > total, even fewer out of 8 millibits)>
    >
    > Peter
    Wolfgang Fischer Guest

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