Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139893
upgrade error after boot process selection (upgrade/.../...)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
Description of problem:
After selecting of unprobed monitor, next screen was for upgrading
boot loader (using GRUB), selected 1st) upgrade and 2nd) reuse. Got
error reporting screen. Attempted to save to floppy, but was not able
to save (hand copied report - below). Was not able to continue, had
to manually reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RH9, upgrading to FC2. System is extremely slow to respond now.
rebooted and attempted again, same results
Steps to Reproduce:
/us/anaconda/gui.py line 763 in nextClicked self.dispatch.gotoNext()
/us/anaconda/dispatch.py line 169 in gotoNext self.move()
/us/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py in moveStep rc=apply(func,
/us/lib/anaconda/upgrade.py line 359 in upgradeFindPackages
/us/lib/anaconda/uitis.py line 385 in setClock root=root)
---> note the root) statement was copied as such, not a typo on my
/us/lib/anaconda/util.py line 55 in execWithRedirect
OSError:[Emo12]Cannot allocate memory
Wanted to upgrade to FC2 to improve memory performance, but system
System was slow to respond previously, is worse now. Will now attempt
How much RAM is in your system?
The system I have is a generic AMD CPU at 750MHz w/ 512MBytes of RAM.
Using the same CDs, I upgraded another system previously (a (very)
old DELL with 64/128 (?) MBytes of RAM, and it went great.
From your comments, might you suspect that I have a memory problem?
If so, do you know of a program to test memory under Linux?
Appreciate your additional queries, shows that you are keeping track
and are interested. Thank you very much.
If you boot the CD with 'memtest86', you should boot into a memory tester
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you continue to encounter this on
more current releases.