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Title: Getting error code(1) when installing MSSQL server in Ubuntu 16.04
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When Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) says it needs 3.25 GB of free memory it is talking about RAM (Random Access Memory) or volatile memory.

When you say you have 283.4 GB of memory free you are talking about non-volatile memory aka Hard Disk storage or Solid State Disk (SSD) storage.

Although they are both β€œmemory” you are comparing apples to oranges which are both β€œfruit”.

To see how much RAM you have available use the command free from the Terminal. ie:

$ free
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:        8031732     1614708     4377704      750208     2039320     5357500
Swap:       8191996           0     8191996

The first row β€œMem:” refers to RAM. The second row β€œSwap” refers to hard disk swap space which we’ll call β€œbackup RAM” for lack of a better term.

The first column is your total installed RAM / Swap (in this case 8 GB each), the second how much is used and the third how much is β€œfree”. In this case 4 GB of RAM is free and 8 GB of Swap is free.

To increase your free RAM you can close your web browser, music players, videos, etc.

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