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parted on a 486 8Mbytes RAM

From: Klaas Gadeyne
Subject: parted on a 486 8Mbytes RAM
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2001 14:38:17 +0200 (CEST)


I try to use parted on a 486 with no more then 8Mbytes ram to decrease my
root partition. However, when the boot disk is loading (more specifically
when is loading the ramdisk), the proces is stopped.
I get

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 582
and then it stops.

I suppose this is due to the fact that I ran out of memory. I'm not an
expert (not to say, I don't know anything about it :-) so I wonder if
there is an easy way to strip some things of the bootdisk, or to compile
my own "parted kernel image" (eg. I don't need pci support in the kernel,
which could save me some RAM I suppose) so it can spare me some memory?

Would it be possible to make a normal bootdisk (with ramdisk), and another
floppy with parted and the necessary libs on. Boot from the bootdisk,
mount the other one and run parted?

Thx a lot for any comments!


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