[arch-releng] Latest ArchISO breaks 512MB RAM barrier

Sven-Hendrik Haase svenstaro at gmail.com
Fri May 1 18:02:36 UTC 2020

On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 19:49, Óscar García Amor via arch-releng <
arch-releng at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Simply I wanted to tell you that the latest ArchISO image needs more
> than 512MB of RAM to boot. If you try to boot it in a machine (you can
> test with VirtualBox) with 512MB of ram you give a "Initramfs
> unpacking failed: write error" after Probing EDD line. Next in
> "Mounting '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_202005' to '/run/archiso/bootmnt'
> cannot mount and fallbacks to interactive prompt.
> I don't know if this is intentional or not. But I think that if the
> new ISOs need more than 512 MB or RAM to boot, maybe it is a good idea
> to publish a notice in Arch Linux web page.
> Greetings.
> --
> Óscar García Amor | ogarcia at moire.org | http://ogarcia.me

Welp, Arch is now officially bloated. :(

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