March 18th, 2002

Northwestern

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I am trying to install the Mandrake Single network Firewall. The machine is an AMD k6-2/450 with 128 Mb Ram (2 64 MB DIMMS) and a 10 GB Hard drive. The board has video integrated on the board that uses 8 mb of Ram for video. The problem is when I start the install it gets to the loading 2nd stage ram disk and bombs with an "error creating RAM disk" error message.

I have swapped the ram with ram that I know works, I have tried each stick in either slot, both together and singly. I have tried the mem=120M option as well as mem=128M. The CD will install the software on another computer so I assume the CD is good.

I am able to install Mandrake 7.1 on this machine with no problem, but the SNF and 8.1 will not install

Any ideas?