When started in AF with cheatcodes base_only and norootcopy, my system uses 226 MB; I don't see why it wouldn't fit in 768 MB ram. My students bring laptops with all sorts of ram sizes and they all startup ok.
My actual machine, loaded with additional software (Ark, Gwenview, KDevelop, LibreOffice, LMMS, Bricscad, GoogleEarth, Kalzium, Marble, nmap, qt4.8.1, skype, git, subversion and others) uses 286 MB out of 1.1 GB.
Here is a snapshot of my System Monitor output idling:
Maybe on startup it will need more ram than 768 MB; you should try a swapfile of say 2 GB in your harddisk; I have one in /dev/sda1, just in case. I think your multi-boot arrangement is swallowing too much ram. Why don't you try an usb installation plus a swapfile? I have this rc.local file installed in /rootcopy/etc/rc.d/
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# /etc/rc.d/rc.local: Local system initialization script.
# Put any local startup commands in here. Also, if you have
# anything that needs to be run at shutdown time you can
# make an /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown script and put those
# commands in there.
# install swapfile in harddisk if previously configured
if [ -a /mnt/sda1/swapfile.porteus ]; then
echo "installing existing swapfile to hardisk sda1..."
# Start the SSH daemon:
if [ -a /etc/rc.d/rc.sshd ]; then
echo "starting ssh daemon..."
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.sshd
As you see, I install ssh, so I can use fish. Do as I say and you won't miss it!