Workaround for Error: Your computer does not have enough memory to run YaST
When installing openSUSE on an empty disk with a small amount of RAM you might see following information: “Your computer does not have enough memory to run YaST.” The Installator let’s you choose swap partition but you don’t have any…
Press Ctrl+Alt+F9 (if does not work try other F’s) to go to a console.
To see what partitions you have enter:
To create the swap partition enter:
And then (assuming you have empty disk) click:
- n for new partition
- p for primary partition type
- 1 for starting sector
- +512M for 512M partition size
- t to change partition type
- 82 to choose linux swap partition type
- w to write this information to disk and exit fdisk
Now all you have to do is to “format” this new partition:
Go back to the installator:
and give him what he needs
(you can restart computer and now installator will show you this partition as a choice to use).
Low memory notebook, eg. with 256MB RAM + shared memory for Video Card.
OpenSuSE 10.2 installation