[arch-dev-public] Test Isos with core repository

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Mon Sep 24 12:54:46 EDT 2007

Am Montag, 24. September 2007 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
> On 9/24/07, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> > - Ram usage increased to 160MB
> Wow, for an installer? This is getting a little hefty here,
> considering X isn't even loaded.
> Perhaps we should look into this before it becomes a problem.
> Tobias, I'm not sure where you keep archboot (it was on a different
> server), but could we move it to gerolde in /srv/projects?
> If you don't have access, you could move the repo to your home dir and
> let me know, I will move it to /srv
> Thanks,
> Aaron
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Aaron the problem is that the initrd size increased due to the wlan drivers.
the size will not increase dramatically, only new drivers will be added in 
next isos.
Ram usage is calculated like this:
kernelsize+initrdsize+decompressed initrdsize
it can be tested with the mem= boot parameter.

The binary part should be complete now.
The initrd is not only a installer it's also a complete rescue system.
Everything has up and downsides. 
In my opinion a system with less than 256mb ram is not really recommended and 
usable in 2007.
Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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