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Old 08-27-2011, 11:15 PM
 
Default Memory requirements (was: Fedora 16 Alpha i386 does not install in VMWare)

> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 06:47:37PM -0500, David Lehman wrote:
>> On Fri, 2011-08-26 at 23:13 -0700, alan@clueserver.org wrote:
>> > I have tried installing Fedora 16 alpha (i386 version) on VMWare
>> player
>> > and it dies starting up the installer.
>> >
>> > It also dies trying to install on my CTL 2GO pad. (Atom based tablet.)
>>
>> Same type of death as the vmware?
>>
>> >
>> > Any ideas why?
>>
>> If you have less than 768M of memory you could have problems unpacking
>> the initrd and/or starting the installer.
>
> 768 MB!!!
>
> When I want to stuff as many VMs onto a virtual machine as possible,
> RAM usage really matters. Particularly since RAM is currently cheap
> up to about 8 GB but becomes much more expensive above that (ie. up to
> about 6 VMs with all the overhead).
>
> I can still run Debian VMs in 128 MB and do useful stuff with them
> like light dynamic web serving.

In both cases I had 2 gigs of ram. Should not be a memory issue.

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