From: "walterbyrd" <>
Subject: Redhat v4.2 on a 386 w/4MB RAM. Why won't it work?
Date: 1998/04/24
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Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.setup

I seem to be running out of memory. This is the exact error message:

Couldn't get a free page.
Out or memory VFS: can not open root device 08:82
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:82

It is my understanding that Linux should work with just 4MB of RAM. Am I
wrong? Do I need to be running a memory manager?