[CentOS] Old Small Box

Dougal Ballantyne dougal.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 12:17:44 UTC 2009


I install many Xen domU systems with 256MB running CentOS 5.x. If you
use text base installer, you should have no issues.


On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Michael Simpson
<mikie.simpson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/22/09, Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos at br-online.de> wrote:
>> Warren Young wrote:
>> > James A. Peltier wrote:
>> > >
>> > > CentOS 5 requires 512MB for installation
>> >
>> > I had an EL5 install attempt fail on a VM with 512 MB of RAM.  Big ugly
>> > anaconda Python stack dump type error.  Upped the RAM for the VM, and it
>> > installed.
>>
>> You need a combined(!) 768MB of RAM and Swap to successfully install
>> CentOS 5.2 (see the release notes).
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Ralph
>
> I have CentOS5 on a dell d400 latitude with 700MHz p3 and 256MB RAM.I
> installed using graphical installer and http for packages.
> Anaconda switches on swap real early but it all works.
> Switching out the hd for an ssd was a huge boost in performance and
> battery time.
>
> mike
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