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Old 14th June 2010, 07:18 AM
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Fedora 13 installation problem: Not enough memory to load specified image

Hi,

I am new to fedora/Linux. I decided on installing the OS as a dual boot with windows vista. My machine is a desktop dell XPS 630i, 64bit, 8Gb, with two Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, and two 500Gb hard drives, one of which I plan to dedicate to fedora only. My vide card is nVidia.

I downloaded the live 64bit CD, I checked the md5sum and it is OK. So I started the installation and after this two lines:

Loading /install/vmlinuz........................
Loading /install/initrd.lz.........................ready

I get a message that reads:

"Not enough memory to load specified image

boot:"

If I hit enter I get sent to the installation menu again.

Any advice on what is wrong here?
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Old 14th June 2010, 04:22 PM
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Re: Fedora 13 installation problem: Not enough memory to load specified image

sorry, no I don't
looks like ubuntu is working for you? Is that on the same box?

Maybe try a i386 or i686 or whatever their calling it now, just as a diagnostic? Try a different version like f12?

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Old 14th June 2010, 04:53 PM
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Re: Fedora 13 installation problem: Not enough memory to load specified image

Download the image again, checksum the image and if it verifies OK, burn it off at 4x speed onto a brand new, clean disc.
It's likely a bad burn or a scratch.
Some of the old discs I have had go like that after I've used them quite a bit.

Thanks,
Zanpactou
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Old 14th June 2010, 06:11 PM
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Re: Fedora 13 installation problem: Not enough memory to load specified image

yeah, it's a good idea to also test the optical media after the burn, many dvd burners will do that (check the verify box in the DVD burner software) or you can boot and run the Fedora verify media from the menu.
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Old 17th June 2010, 06:46 AM
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Re: Fedora 13 installation problem: Not enough memory to load specified image

I have the exact same problem with my XPS 630.

I've checksum'd my iso file and checked the media works in another box all seems well.

I have read somewhere that removing the second video card worked for them, do you have SLI?

Cheers,
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Old 17th June 2010, 12:52 PM
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Re: Fedora 13 installation problem: Not enough memory to load specified image

I've read a few threads about this now and I think it has something to do with the bios not reporting the correct amount of ram and the Linux kernel being unable to allocate ram it does not know about.
To workaround this, you should specify the amount of ram your machine has to the kernel before you boot.
Because you have a large amount of ram and I am unsure as to whether the kernel you are booting is a PAE kernel, you should try adding the following to the boot prompt :

Code:
mem=1024M
That tells the kernel that you have 1GB of ram.
If it works, you can boot and install. Then you will need to install kernel-pae to be able to utilise all of the available ram. Finally you can try to change the boot parameter from 1024M to :

Code:
mem=8192M
Or a number slightly less but close to that (Do an memtest to find out the exact number your system is reporting.)
You'll need to specify the mem amount at every boot, so be sure to add it to /boot/grub.conf should it work for you and you are able to install. That way, you don't have to manually add it to the boot loader by hand every time you boot Fedora.

Thanks,
Zanpactou
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Old 18th November 2011, 07:01 AM
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Re: Fedora 13 installation problem: Not enough memory to load specified image

I have reset my computer and reload CMOS to defualt. It's ok
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