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Re: [MiNT] Installing on a MegaSTE

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Christos Tziotzis <ctziotzis@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> A friend and I tried to install MiNT on his 4MB MSTE without XFS. However
> the memory usage was approximately 3MB of RAM living only 1 to the user. As
> you can see this makes the system almost useless. So:
> Is there a way to minimize the memory usage?
> Also could this be an effect of left over code in MiNT? And if so, should
> there be a clean up of the code?
> The system was: MiNT, XaAES, Teradesk, and Ethernec driver.
> Thanks.
> Christos
depending on where you got the kernel and XaAES from, you might want
to run strip over the binaries, mint.prg, xaloader.prg and xaaes.km..

..otherwise start with a 1.16.3 Kernel and XaAES, make sure you remove
the img folder (or rename it) in the xaaes folder. Gradients = 0
should be off in the xaaes config by default, but check it.

If every thing goes well, you might get another meg, but dont quote me on that.

Unfortunately, unless a custom 4Mb ST RAM build is created, I can't
even test it on ARAnyM to give you better help.

You could try NO drivers, XIF, XFS or XDD and INIT to a console or
GEM=ROM (instead of an INIT= in the mint config)

Thats about all I can offer, unless someone starts adding patches to
allow switches that make mint and XaAES more respectable of their
original targets. A serious look at virtual memory could help