Bug 248845 - An unhandled exception during installation on x86_64
An unhandled exception during installation on x86_64
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lehman
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Reported: 2007-07-19 02:44 EDT by Ahmad Hussein
Modified: 2008-02-28 14:45 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-28 14:45:57 EST
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2007-07-19 02:44 EDT, Ahmad Hussein
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Description Ahmad Hussein 2007-07-19 02:44:41 EDT
Description of problem:
An unhandled exception during installation on x86_64

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/src/build/711710-x86_64/install//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line
1074, in handleRenderCallback
line 242, in renderCallback
  File "/usr/src/build/711710-x86_64/install//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line
789, in nextClicked
  File "/usr/src/build/711710-x86_64/install//usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py",
line 171, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/src/build/711710-x86_64/install//usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py",
line 239, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/src/build/711710-x86_64/install//usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py",
line 967, in doInstall
    syslog.start (instPath, syslogname)
  File "/usr/src/build/711710-x86_64/install//usr/lib/anaconda/syslogd.py", line
65, in start
    self.pid = os.fork ()
OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):RHEL WS 4 Update 3

How reproducible:
Constantly encoutering error. Could not proceed with any installation

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hardware: HP Workstation xw8200 4GB memory, 4 x 73GB SCSI Drives, Nvidia
Quadro NVS 285, 2 x HP1955 LCD Display

2. Boot machine from the RHEL-WS_4 CD No. 1

3. Installation crashed soon after disk formatting ends and transfering of src
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Comment 1 Ahmad Hussein 2007-07-19 02:44:41 EDT
Created attachment 159579 [details]
anaconda dump file
Comment 4 Denise Dumas 2008-02-28 14:28:43 EST
This problem was reported on RHEL WS 4 Update 3, and we believe it has been
corrected since then. Certainly x86_64 installation succeeds. We're already
stretching Anaconda capacity to the limits for this release, so I'm dev-NAKing
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-02-28 14:45:57 EST
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request. 

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