Anaconda memory requirements

Bruno Wolff III bruno at
Sun Aug 21 15:16:29 UTC 2011

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 16:02:08 -0600,
  Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev at> wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Aug 2011 11:31:55 -0700
> John Reiser <jreiser at> wrote:
> > >  How much  memory will anaconda require to install Fedora 16?
> > 
> > Anaconda requires 768MB, and more (>=1GB) if there is no swap partition.
> It is not just Anaconda. F15 GA kernel would not even uncompress
> initramfs on anything below 1GB.

There must be some caveat to this, as I am running F15 on a machine with
only 512 MB of memory. I had to install F14 and upgrade to F15 to get there,
but once set up, things work fine.

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