NetBSD Problem Report #12481

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Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 08:19:25 +1200 (NZST)
From: Gregory McGarry <>
Subject: hp300 snapshot won't boot on machine with 4MB RAM
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>Number:         12481
>Category:       port-hp300
>Synopsis:       hp300 snapshot (20010106) won't boot on 4MB machine
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gmcgarry
>State:          closed
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 26 20:18:00 +0000 2001
>Closed-Date:    Sat May 25 02:32:32 +0000 2002
>Last-Modified:  Sat May 25 02:32:32 +0000 2002
>Originator:     Gregory McGarry
>Release:        NetBSD ELF snapshot 20010106 <NetBSD-current source date>


HP9000/340 with 4MB RAM
using 20010106 ELF snapshot


The generic kernel from the 20010106 ELF snapshot is too large
to boot on machines with 4MB RAM.  The AOUT kernel from the 1.5
release distribution is slightly smaller on only barely more useful.


Try installing the 20010106 ELF snapshot onto a machine with 4MB RAM.


Responsible-Changed-From-To: port-hp300-maintainer->gmcgarry 
Responsible-Changed-By: gmcgarry 
Responsible-Changed-When: Sat May 26 23:58:16 PDT 2001 
I'll cook up a fix for it. 
State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback 
State-Changed-By: gmcgarry 
State-Changed-When: Tue Mar 5 11:17:59 PST 2002 
The new "trimmed down" install kernel now boots on 4MB machines. 
The sysinst installation utility won't work in limited memory though. 
State-Changed-From-To: feedback->closed 
State-Changed-By: gmcgarry 
State-Changed-When: Fri May 24 19:31:58 PDT 2002 
newer snapshots tested and do work OK. 

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