Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126321
Low Memory crashes anaconda
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
Description of problem:
Low memory seems to crash the anaconda installer. I failed to read
the memory requirements of Fedora FC2, and attempted to upgrade a
laptop with 96MB max (Toshiba 3020CT)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Use an old low memory laptop ( I used grub to install isoimage as an
option) and start.
(per http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~colohan/docs/fedora_upgrade.html )
I'm trying it again using 'text' on the GRUB line for the isoimage
Steps to Reproduce:
Crash out of anaconda with 'unable to allocate memory' and an eventual
A fine install.
A warning message saying I have insufficient memory to install.
A warning message and advice for proceeding (add swap space
I'm trying it in text mode with additional swap space -- maybe it
Thank you for working on Fedora. Maybe I can upgrade my old laptop
I was upgrading from redhat 7.2.
Using an isoimage text mode install, it makes it through finding the
packages, 'Dependency Check', 'Upgrade to begin', 'Copying file',
Preparing RPM transaction for a few minutes, then crashes.
Using a text mode install will work around this.