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Old 12th October 2011, 06:54 PM
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Force install from Live media w/o enough RAM?

I'm trying to install Fedora 15's XFCE spin onto an older laptop with 512 MB RAM. The installer gives me an error saying I need at least 640 MB and won't install.

On older versions of Fedora, this meant you would have to run the text mode of liveinst and could do it that way. But even the text mode (`liveinst -T` or `liveinst -C`) gives this error and exits.

Any way of forcing Anaconda to just go ahead and install without complaining? The Live media boots and runs quite well, there's no good reason why it shouldn't be installable.
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Old 12th October 2011, 09:18 PM
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Re: Force install from Live media w/o enough RAM?

Someone said something about being able to install it from the DVD download.

You know one idea would be is install F14 XFCE on the laptop. Then change yum to update to F15 XFCE.

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Old 12th October 2011, 10:14 PM
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Re: Force install from Live media w/o enough RAM?

I had the same problem, to get round it i just plugged the drive in another machine with enough ram to install it.
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Old 12th October 2011, 10:22 PM
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Re: Force install from Live media w/o enough RAM?

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Someone said something about being able to install it from the DVD download.
tried installing from a DVD on a bootable USB but in that case also the 512 limit came to action...

BTW the how2 is here -> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=205596
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Old 13th October 2011, 12:09 AM
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Re: Force install from Live media w/o enough RAM?

I'm of the opinion that the installer should warn you about the RAM issue, but allow you to override and try your own luck anyway (even if this means hiding it behind a --force option). Especially considering, if the Live distro is able to run well enough for you to even get to the point of installing it... your computer can probably handle it.

But w/e, I'm just gonna upgrade the RAM in this computer, because the only reasonable distribution I could go with at this point looks like it would be Ubuntu and I don't really care too much for that.

Edit: put in my wish list bug ticket
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