Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Loading SCO OS

Loading SCO OS

Loading SCO OS

I get the following error message when trying to load SCO 5.0.5 to new PC:

Loading ram disk image fd(64) root FS
Memory excessively fragmented (in use map full)
Cannot load ramdisk: unable to allocate memory

What is my problem? Desperately need help.

RE: Loading SCO OS

is that under vmware or as a raw SCO partition?

but there are plenty of examples on net for that message so surprised you didn't look at some of them such as https://communities.vmware.com/message/1184581 which will apply regardless of being vmware or raw.

you may need to adapt the values to your own machine

idealy you would get oss644a or a more recent one which addresses this issue


Frederico Fonseca
SysSoft Integrated Ltd

FAQ219-2884: How Do I Get Great Answers To my Tek-Tips Questions?
FAQ181-2886: How can I maximize my chances of getting an answer?

RE: Loading SCO OS

How are you loading 5.0.5? There is a problem with the boot floppy that causes it to fail but it has been so long since I've used that method that I can't remember more than to use 5.0.4 boot.

Ed Fair
Give the wrong symptoms, get the wrong solutions.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close