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Bug 126321 - Low Memory crashes anaconda
Low Memory crashes anaconda
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-06-18 18:56 EDT by d Forrest
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 14:51:54 EDT
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Description d Forrest 2004-06-18 18:56:46 EDT
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):

How reproducible:
 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:
Actual results:

Crash out of anaconda with 'unable to allocate memory' and an eventual
system reboot.

Expected results:

  A fine install.
  A warning message saying I have insufficient memory to install.
  A warning message and advice for proceeding (add swap space

Additional info:

  I'm trying it in text mode with additional swap space -- maybe it
will work.

  Thank you for working on Fedora.  Maybe I can upgrade my old laptop
to it.
Comment 1 d Forrest 2004-06-18 19:27:59 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-07 14:51:54 EDT
Using a text mode install will work around this.

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