f18 i386 installer memory requirements

Frantisek Hanzlik franta at hanzlici.cz
Wed Jan 9 05:54:44 UTC 2013

Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.

Thanks. I now, with 1 GB of RAM, successfuly install F18. I'm litle
confused from new anaconda, but this is perhaps about new mail thread.

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