[CentOS] Old Small Box

Warren Young warren at etr-usa.com
Thu Jan 22 16:38:39 UTC 2009


Ralph Angenendt 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

That's certainly the problem, thanks.  I don't use swap on VMs, for 
fairly obvious reasons.

I guess I could use file-based swap, so it's easy to turn off and 
recover the space after the install finishes.  My VMs really don't need 
more than 512 MB of RAM when running.


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