[CentOS] CentOS in low RAM settings

J.Witvliet at mindef.nl J.Witvliet at mindef.nl
Wed Sep 15 09:19:03 EDT 2010


 

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From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Bobby
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:11 PM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS in low RAM settings

On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 09:00:35 am Boris Epstein wrote:
> Hello listmates,
> 
> I have been playing with Xen VM's and was wondering what the minimum 
> RAM size in which you could run CentOS 5.5 (i386). So far I managed to 
> install in 256 MB or 512 MB and then shrink the VM's RAM to 128 MB and 
> still run the installation. Would anyone know why the install in a 128 
> MB VM fails (even in text mode)?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Boris.

Eh, not enough RAM. :)

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Sometimes one can add swap during the installation.
But swap is slow and thus making the installation takes twice (or worse) longer.
Better is what you did, install with lots of mem, are reducing it afterwards.

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