The REAL minimum amount of memory needed for the Live CD

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The REAL minimum amount of memory needed for the Live CD

Postby professorsnapper on Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:02 pm

Hi folks,

Please help me with a little discrepancy...

According to Husse's earlier thread on the same topic, the Live CD (as at May 07) required 256MB of RAM at bare minimum, (and from memory ;) didn't work ideally with Cassandra). One person on another thread said they'd had no success on machines less than 312MB.

Now, in loading the Live CD of Mint 4.0, it says on the help screen that the minimum system requirements are "128MB or better", yet even with 192MB, I'm getting only partway through bootup. Desktop icons appear, but gnome menubar does not and the system continually freezes up. (Curiously enough, on my 2nd and 3rd attempt to boot the Live CD, in both regular and safe graphics mode, the system turned my monitor off, and was producing no video signal!)

If this is, as I suspect, simply because I don't have enough RAM, perhaps the suggestion of "128MB or better" is a bit optimistic? Perhaps more realistic minimum specs could be listed on the help screen of future releases...

Thanks,
K.
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Re: The REAL minimum amount of memory needed for the Live CD

Postby Kynan on Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:38 pm

wow 128MB yea that is very optimistic, i'm not even sure if fluxbox or e17 would run with 128MBs...
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