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#1 moomoo

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:34 PM

When i put in my first SuSe install cd i hit installation...and everything goes smooth until it says "Out Of Memory:In Memory=2,Children=0" or osmething like that...its a 3.6gig harddrive on the labtop..it isnt formatted its all just unallocated space..any ideas?

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:53 PM

Not right off hand, but the exact error message would be more helpful. How much memory do you have on the target system?

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 06:50 AM

Sorry i couldnt get you it right at the post...ill have it for you in at least half an hour because my friend is bringing the laptop over. and its about a 3.6GB hard drive...not partitioned so all 3.6Gigs is unallocated.

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:17 AM

3.6 gigs is the hard drive space.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:44 AM

By memory you mean RAM? Im kinda dumb sometimes =P

and the exact message is...

it loads linux kernel...justt fine and saus

Out Of Memory: Kill process 2 (Migration/0) score 0 and children.

Any ideas?

and i cant check the ram because like i said in my Windows XP post about the broken disk..i nuked the OS =P

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 08:40 AM

You should format the HD. It is possible that it has not format or partition on it at all. And try again. You may even find since XP was on it, the format is NTFS. For linux, this needs to be changed to a linux 2 or 3 format. If you still want windows on it, the format the portion you want windows in to FAT32, and if it's 2000 or XP, tell it to leave the partitioned space alone.
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:36 AM

For linux, this needs to be changed to a linux 2 or 3 format.


Linux 2, or 3 format???

There are more than a dozen Linux file system formats.

Ext2
Ext3
Ext4
ReiserFS3
ReiserFS4
GFS (RedHat)
GFS2 (RedHat)
OCFS
OCFS2
Google file System
NILFS

Then there are ported file systems.

Fat32
NSS
XFS
JFS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_file_systems

I use a mix of Reiser3, Reiser4, and XFS.
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:12 AM

Ext 3 I have no idea why I call it Linux 3 format...I could make up some lame excuse, but bottom line is, I don't know why I do that.

However, I just realized, You're trying to install SuSE, which Uses Reiser3. I had a similar problem once. What I had done wrong was after partitioning, I left a large chunk as unused space. Once I formatted and partitioned it, everything was fine.

Depending on what you are trying to accomp[lish, You should use ReiserFS3. If you plan on using space as a storage area for a dual boot with windows, FAT32 would be easiest.

Question though:

Did you pre-format?

What's on it now?

What o ou plan to put on it?

Have you designated a swap file?

Is it making it to the part where it asks how you would like to format?

Did you clean the MBR?

Way back (SuSE9.1) was testy with me. It wouldn't do anything right unless I preformatted. I have no idea why, and this isn't a common problem with many users. It could be anything really.
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