--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Brian Gold <bgold@v...> wrote:
> You said you have 512MB ram... did the laptop come this way, or are
> add-in modules (esp. crucial's)? If so, try removing them and
> the smallest amount of Dell RAM when you install. Something about
> draw - the 8100 is 133MHz FSB, and the Crucial's are apparently the
> current-drawing mem chips around. I recall in my installation
> (8100/30GB/128MB), that the fan's kicked into high gear during the
> It's tough to say, but maybe that's causing problems for you? Even if
> you've got Dell mem., remove one of the two SODIMM's and try installing.
It is Dell bought memory. Kingston memory from Dell. Two 256 DIMMS.
I'll try using only one.
I finally got it installed anyway. I used 'expert' mode and fdisk for
the formatting. That seemed to work. It booted, but after the line:
setting hostname localhost
It started getting the same argument:
/etc/rc.d/rc: /bin/egrep cannot execute binary file.
I can hit CTRL-C and get to the next line, but I get the same thing
for every one of the lines. It stalls on initializing syslog and it
never comes back.
I'll try a single 256 and then add the memory line in lilo.conf to
bring it to 512.
If there's anything else to try, please let me know.