installation-guide-i386: Etch floppy installer says need >=32MB RAM but not mentioned in guide
Trying to install Debian on a 486 with 8MB RAM, it stalls loading root
floppy. Re-trying boot floppy, pressing F1, then F2, I found out
that "You must have at least 32 megabytes of RAM to use this Debian
It's a pity that Debian won't install on such old machines,
but it's annoying to find out about that only by trying to install.
This limit should be mentioned in the installation-guide so other users
like me don't have to try but directly choose another distribution.
The system I tried to install on is a
Dynabook GT 475 laptop, 8 MB RAM, no CD-ROM drive, no USB,
but with PCMCIA.
Forget the system info below, this is my working machine.