On Thu, 21 Feb 2008, cornel panceac wrote:
as somebody said above, you may wanna try to use only one type of
ram, like only the newer. also, you may test your ram with memtest.
2008/2/21, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday(a)crashcourse.ca>:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Fulko Hew wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 5:18 PM, Robert P. J. Day
> > >
> > > until now, i've test installed f9a several times on a gateway
> > > laptop with 512M of RAM. after adding another 1G of DDR 400
> > > RAM, every install attempt ends up hanging somewhere --
> > > checking SW dependencies, formatting the root filesystem, and
> > > the latest 300+ packages into the install.
> > >
> > > is there something about extra memory that f9a just doesn't like?
> > You may want to consider trying an install with only the 1G stick
> > installed replacing the existing 512M (if possible) instead of
> > simply adding the additional memory... and seeing what happens
> > during an install.
> as a progress report, i returned the "A-data" brand DDR memory i had
> earlier, and got a more expensive "corsair" brand chip -- still 1G
> DDR1. popped that in, tried an install of f9a (x86_64) on my gateway
> laptop, but it still hung (although it did at least get into the
> package installation phase, which is further than i got with the
> earlier memory most of the time.)
> so i'm trying the same thing a second time to see if that's
> reproducible. if this continues to fail, i guess i can try the most
> expensive "kingston" brand, but i'm starting to think it's not
> quality of the memory -- there has to be something else happening
> and i'm open to any debugging advice.
curiously, this second attempt at an install worked just fine. i
think i'll stress test it once more just for another data point.
Robert P. J. Day
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