[arch-dev-public] Test Isos with core repository
t.powa at gmx.de
Mon Sep 24 13:17:11 EDT 2007
Am Montag, 24. September 2007 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
> On 9/24/07, Tobias Powalowski <t.powa at gmx.de> wrote:
> > 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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> > Hi
> > 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.
> I understand all this, but I think there are better ways to do this.
> All modules do not need to be loaded directly into ram or be in the
> I actually have a proof-of-concept on phraktured.net of this.
> This is why I'd like to get the archboot repo on gerolde, because I'm
> sure I could throw some tricks at it and make it use less RAM.
> > In my opinion a system with less than 256mb ram is not really recommended
> > and usable in 2007.
> That's true, but you're also thinking of a desktop/server machine.
> What if I wanted to install arch on my router?
> Even though it's probably a good guess that people have more than
> 160MB of RAM, that doesn't technically give us cause to be flippant
> about it - less RAM used means, most likely, faster too.
> Let me know when you get archboot up on gerolde 8)
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Hi the tarball is in cvs extra/system/archboot/
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