Re: This is sick.....

Paul Gortmaker (
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 21:43:43 +1000 (EST)

> I found the following section of code back in patch-2.1.21:
> - if (EXT_MEM_K < 1024) error("Less than 2MB of memory.\n");
> + if (EXT_MEM_K < 1024) error("<2M of mem\n");
> Can someone change the "<2M of mem" to "Less than 2MB of memory."? The
> former error message is somewhat annoying to new users who wish
> to run Linux on their old 386/16 with 1MB of RAM.

You wouldn't perhaps be one of the dirtbag "suits" responsible for the
death of:

printk("lp%d on fire\n", minor);

now, would you? ;) Geez, even the latest Macs are happy to pop up
a window saying nothing more than "System Error -0132154. OK?" prior
to rebooting on you.

Besides, how many people do you know of that try to run linux on
sx16 boxes with only 1MB of RAM? You would have to be pretty
dain-bramaged to try and load anything modern on a box with only
1MB of RAM, and expect it to work. (However, I will admit to booting
linux on boxes with less than 1MB of RAM, but it is pretty slow.)