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Bug 1074 - need summary
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-08 10:58 EST by kdegrant
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-10 14:59:56 EST
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Description kdegrant 1999-02-08 10:58:15 EST
I have a 486-33, 8MB RAM, Soundblaster 1x CD-ROM (old).

It seems that the program will never install.  I have tried
4 times, and it seems to slow down until it no longer is
running.  I think it looks a lot like a memory leak.

I get to the point of installing packages and the disk
starts writing hard (at first) and then after 5-10 packages
it slows down and finally stops altogether.  The average was
8 packages.

I installed the same version on a P5-90 and it works fine.
It looks like a memory problem when working with the lists
of packages.  Possibly writing them to a /tmp/ file instead
of using memory would work with machines.

This is either a bug in the older CD code or just in the
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-02-10 14:59:59 EST
We have observed this to be a problem with low (8 or less) memory
machines and are working on finding a solution. This will probably be
an errata item when we finally fix the problem. Until then the main
workaround is to place at least 4-8 more megs of memory in the

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