Upgrade with little RAM

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Mon Aug 23 10:07:09 UTC 2010

Patrick Bartek wrote:

>> I have a Thinkpad T23 with 512MB
>> RAM,
>> which I seldom use.
>> (It is kept in a holiday location.)
>> It is currently running Fedora-10,
>> which probably shows when it was last used.
>> I tried installing Fedora-13 from the KDE Live CD,
>> and was a bit surprised to find that
>> it started up OK, but then just hung.
>> Is this likely to be just shortage of RAM?
> Could be, particularly if you used the graphic installer interface.  If
> you can, try 'text mode'.

Is there in fact any way of running a Live CD in text mode?
(I just put in the CD and re-boot;
there doesn't seem to be any opportunity to choose any option.)

Timothy Murphy
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