Disappointed? Saddened? Nostalgic? I’m trying to describe my reaction to Debian’s increased memory requirement.
It’s no surprise really, that the text-based installer on the business card CD wants 43Mb of memory to install. Mentally I had always put that number at 32Mb, which I really only inherited from working with Ubuntu for years.
Not so any more. Even as far back as a year ago, machines I upgraded from stable to testing couldn’t boot on 32Mb of memory. And the installer now says 43Mb is the bare minimum, officially.
It may be that there is a way to circumvent that — after all, the installer doesn’t quit, it just tells you that you’re on thin ice.
But I guess what that means is I need to invest in a couple of old sticks of PC66 … and stop whining about the old days. This is progress, take it or leave it.