Upgrade with little RAM

Patrick Bartek bartek047 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 23 17:13:51 UTC 2010

--- On Mon, 8/23/10, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:

> 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.)

I don't know right off hand.  Certainly not on the intial boot, but maybe through the Installer there is an option. Try to access the on disc "boot options" or "Help" sections.

I haven't messed with LiveCDs since Fedora 10, and never used them for installing anyway.  I only do installs with Install DVDs or CDs.  If all else fails, try the NetInstall CD.  It uses less resources and certainly should have the "text mode" option.

FWIW, usually for a "typical" install from CDs, you only need the first two (or three), not the whole set.


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