[syslinux] Memdisk image size limitation?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Nov 11 08:43:46 PST 2003

Clay_Cooper at dell.com wrote:
> All,
> Quick question.  What would be a good rule of thumb for the size limitations
> of a bootable image for MEMDISK.  Not involving network dowload of the
> image, but relation of the image size to total RAM size.  Let's say I had
> 1GB of RAM, is there a size my image should be limited to?  Does MEMDISK
> have a maximum image size?  Thanks. 

The limit is 4 GB.  It depends mostly on what OS you're using... I have 
used an image which pushed a 256 MB machine into having less than 16 MB 
left, and found a bug that way...


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