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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.20 on a 4 MB Laptop
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On Thursday 10 April 2003 04:53, Nuno Silva wrote:
> Hermann Himmelbauer wrote:
> > Well - anyway, the kernel boots but right stops after:
> > INIT: Entering runlevel:3
> >
> > The next line is:
> > INIT: open(/dev/console): Input/output error
> > INIT: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> > ...
> >
> > That's it.
>
> Maybe you striped too much and didn't include *any* console type
> (serial, vga or framebuffer)? :)

No, I thought of this - in menuconfig I use this:
[*] Virtual terminal
[*] Support for console on virtual terminal

Moreover the exact same kernel boots in another notebook (P-II, 333 Mhz, 144MB
Ram) - I simply put the 2.5'' Harddisk in the other Laptop.

Anyway, I'll try the following:

1) Try to get more RAM ( + 8MB, 12MB should be enough - but maybe I'll never
get this IBM specific DRAM-cards for this old laptop.
2) Kick out ext3 - this could save more memory
3) Try init=/bin/sh and "swapon" manually
4) Use an older or memory optimized kernel

Booting with "mem=4" will probably also help with testing.

Many thanks for your helpful replies!

Best Regards,
Hermann

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