[CentOS] [Centos 5] minimum RAM required to install : 1GB ?
bmobile40 at bellsouth.net
Thu Mar 15 03:25:24 UTC 2007
I installed Cent OS 5 beta on an old machine with no trouble. The
machine has an old slot 1 motherboard with an AMD 500 mghrtz processor,
343mb of ram. The video card is an old trident 3D blade AGP card. The
card has only either 16 or 32mb of ram, but it's able to put out
1024X768 resolution, true color 24bit. The hard drive is an 80gig. The
ethernet card is a 3com, and the sound card is a sound blaster 16bit.
The install went without any problems, but it did take about 2.5 hours
to complete. I will say this though, the install looked a lot like a
Fedora core install. Cent OS 4 reminded me of a red Hat 9 install, OS 5
reminds me of a Fedora install. To me it looks a lot like core 6.
So far the machine has been running smoothly. I haven't had any
problems so far. Who knows, that may change as the machine continues to
run. That's all I have to say about it right now, unless something goes
On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 07:00 +0000, Leonel wrote:
> On 3/15/07, Martin Hamant <mh at accelance.fr> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > From the release notes i can read :
> > "Note that the minimum RAM required to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux
> > 4.92 has been raised to 1GB; the recommended RAM is 2GB. If a machine
> > has less than 1GB RAM, the installation process may hang."
> > Is it a joke/mistake ? :-O
> > 1GB !!!
> > I tested installation process with 256M / Celeron 600, seems to
> > work ...)
> > --
> > Martin
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> tested on a PIII 256MB ram no problems so far
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