[Grml] hardware requirements?

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed Jul 29 00:22:05 CEST 2009

* Jutta Zalud <ju at netzwerklabor.at> [20090718 23:13]:

> I wonder about the hardware requirements for grml and couldn't find 
> anything in the wiki and in the mailinglist-archive so far.

See http://grml.org/faq/#requirements

> The reason why I am wondering is, because I have a very old laptop (IBM 
> Thinkpad 600E, Mobile Pention II, 228 MB RAM) on which I tride to run 
> the live CD and failed so far.

> There is always the same error:

> IO APIC resources could not be allocated.
> RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 4194304
> invalid compressed format (err=1)
> Kernel panic- not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 
> unknown-block(253,0

> Other live CDs work, though: Knoppix 3.7 (*not* 3.8), Sidux Chaos (dated 
>   February 2007) and even Ubuntu 9.4 Desktop.

> Any idea if I could make it work and how?

Does booting with 'failsafe' help?

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