f18 i386 installer memory requirements

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Jan 9 02:08:49 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-01-09 at 01:47 +0100, Frantisek Hanzlik wrote:
> i'm trying install f18 on older i686 machine (1.8GHz P4 CPU/512 MB
> RAM/160 GB HDD/Radeon 9000 64MB graphics), doing NFS graphical
> installation with XFCE desktop (and several add-ons groups).
> Installation started from installation CD (images/boot.iso image),
> anaconda 18.37.8. Install CD Media check is fine.
> Machine always stop respond in "Checking software dependencies..."
> phase; CD-ROM permanently rotate and it's all.
> I suspect this may be caused by insufficient RAM (althought I was
> hoping that 512 MB will be sufficient - F17 requires 768MB and it's
> installer seems be much cleverer and more functional than this in
> F18).
> Release notes and Installation guides F18 drafts seems not contain
> info about HW requirements, can someone say it?

That probably is it, yes. I had checking the RAM requirements on my todo
list for weeks, but never got time for it. I think, the last time anyone
checked, it needed at least 768 in most cases.
Adam Williamson
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