[CentOS] Old Small Box

Michael Simpson mikie.simpson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 11:56:30 UTC 2009

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.


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