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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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