[CentOS] Re: No grahical install on notebook with Centos 5, did work with Centos 4

Wed May 2 18:03:35 UTC 2007
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

Scott Silva wrote:
> Ralph Angenendt spake the following on 5/2/2007 10:35 AM:
>> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>> Working to put Centos 5 on my old Toshiba Portege 3490ct (256Mb memory). 
>>> PCMCIA CDrom and Lan card.
>>> After recognizing the video card I get the message about no graphical 
>>> install available.  Putting on and external monitor does not change this.
>> Let me quote the Release Notes:
>>   o The anaconda installer needs at least 128MB of memory to work, and
>>     will only use text mode if the system has less than 256MB of RAM.
>> I guess that this is "includig 256MB".
>> Ralph
> The installer could be reading your system as less than 256 MB of ram. Does it
> have shared memory for the video?
Oh, yeah. I seem to recall that being the case.

I know that 256Mb works for graphical install, as I did it on a Compaq SFF.

I will go into the bios and see if I can disable the shared memory 
enough for the install.