Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th May 2012 16:14 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora 17 has been released. Major new features: "GNOME 3.4 and KDE 4.8; OpenStack, Eucalyptus, CloudStack and Open Nebula; ICC profiles for color printing and an improved gimp; Still more virtualization improvements." And, of course, loads and loads more.
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Fedora isn't exactly the 'light weight' Linux distribution, but that's still insanity for the text-mode installer to require that much memory.

I was recently attempting to install Bohdi Linux on a Pentium 2 300Mhz with 256Mb of RAM. It booted up, but then would crash after a few seconds, so I never could quite get it installed. But it did look pretty!

Anyone know off hand how much ram some of the other installers require? Graphical and Text Mode?

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I don't know exact amounts of RAM required for installs, but most modern Linux distros can install in graphical mode with 512MB of RAM or less. Last year as an experiment I installed openSUSE in a virtual machine with 256MB of RAM using the graphical installer. It was a bit slow, but it worked. Ubuntu's text-based installer will work in less than 256MB of RAM and the graphical installer works with 512MB, though I'm not sure how low it can go. Over 512MB is high, even for a graphical installer.

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