Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152639
installer gets stuck on low-mem system
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 EST
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Description of problem:
Dual-PIII system, one IDE drive, 128MB RAM. I'm doing a text-mode install, in several ways: Custom, Server, etc.
I typically de-select all package groups, then re-select Development and Legacy Devel.
The installer always gets stuck when starting to install the libgcc package (which is the 3rd or 4th IIRC).
If i switch to the default graphical install mode, everything is fine.
I replaced the 128MB memory chip with a 256MB chip, and now the text-mode install is fine.
Normally i wouldn't report this, but i need the text-mode install to work flawlessly because i'm doing a lot of kickstart installs in text-mode, so perhaps this issue is signaling a hidden text-mode bug.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Any errors on tty3 or tty4? Can you look at alt-sysrq-m (output will be on
tty4) to see if the kernel looks low on memory?
Damn, i upgraded the system to 256M, i don't think there's an easy way to go
You can boot with mem=128M
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