NetBSD Problem Report #24675

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Date: Thu,  4 Mar 2004 20:48:54 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Sysinstall: swap not configured when sets unpacked
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>Number:         24675
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       Sysinstall: swap not configured when sets unpacked
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Mar 04 20:50:00 +0000 2004
>Originator:     Juliusz Chroboczek
>Release:        1.6.1
On a machine with 8 MB memory, sysinstall fails to unpack the sets with
gzip crashing due to lack of core.

Since at that point a swap partition has already been created, a simple
workaround is to escape to the shell, manually invoke swapon, then
return to sysinstall.  This allows the installation to complete.

Install NetBSD 1.6.1 on a Mac LC 475 with 8 MB of memory.

I suggest that the swap should be activated at the same time when
sysinstall mounts the new root on /mnt2.  Of course, this could be
made optional.


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