On 3 Oct 2013 16:48, "Bruno Wolff III" <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 12:35:31 +0100,
> Adam Williamson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> that you can do successfully complete a graphical DVD default package
>> install with 512MB of RAM, or a text network default package install. I
>> believe a text install may even work in 384MB, though I don't absolutely
>> remember, and you may have to pass the parameter that disable's
>> anaconda's RAM check to try it. Graphical network installs require more
>> than 512MB - network installs need extra RAM before swap space comes
>> online, as they go out and get package lists. Actually you could
>> probably do an ugly hack around that by passing an intentionally invalid
>> repo=, going through the storage spoke, and *then* setting the correct
>> repo interactively, but that'd be hideous.
> I tried doing an F20 live install on a 512 MB machine and wasn't able to get it to work. There was no swap drive available though. The install configuration was extremely slow and seemed to have some of the subparts terminate. I never got to the part where I could start the install transaction. At some point I might try using an install image on the machine and see if that works better.
At least on Fedora 18 on the olpc xo-1 with 256mb of ram and no swap fedora runs OK with a full GUI. Not had the time to check later releases but I'm not sure much has changed in that regard.