x86_64 Live DVD Feedback
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jun 5 01:31:19 UTC 2007
David G. Miller wrote:
> I finally got round to booting my laptop with the FC^h7 Live DVD. The
> system has 1GB of RAM so I first tried to do a "load image into RAM
> (requires 1GB)". The system flailed about for a while continuously
> running out of memory (e.g., the initial Firefox with the Fedora welcome
> page never succeeded in starting). I finally hit the power button and
> rebooted. This time I chose "run from image" and things worked
> reasonably well. I'll need to make the fwcutter output available on
> some kind of removable media so I can try bcm43xx. Otherwise, things
> went well.
> Given the above problem I'd suggest that the minimum RAM for loading the
> image be increased to more like 1.5GB or even 2GB.
If it doesn't run with 1 GB on RAM that should be filed as a bug report.
Also, My system has
> a 2GB swap partition that was ignored. This seems to be a shame since
> utilizing it would have prevented the out of memory problem. Maybe
> another choice is needed on the boot menu which says scan the existing
> hard drives for a Linux swap partition.
> Another nice enhancement would be to provide a way to mount partitions
> that the provided kernel knows how to access (e.g., have a /old and
> allow the user to selectively mount such partitions under /old).
Please file enhancement request against livecd-tools in
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