Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46915
Installer tracebacks with 512 MB of memory
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:22 EDT
When installing RHL71 over _FTP_ on Intel 815 motherboard, with 512 MB of
you *always* get traceback like in: #34229 (item: MAKEDEV).
This is *not* a bad CD (no CD at all :-), or bad package.
Physically removing memory to 256 MB caused the installer to go fine!
(I bet a stanza in syslinux, limiting the memory the installer sees, would
do the same thing)
When in the installer, can you go to VC2 and type 'cat /proc/meminfo' and tell
us how much ram the installer sees? Exactly where does the installer crash?
Fuller specs are:
Intel D815EEA2L mobo, FCPGA, Video, Audio, 10/100
256MB PC-133 SDRAM *2 =512MB
40GT Maxtor VL40 IDE
We're getting more of exact same systems right now, and I'm hoping to be able to test this
What does 'cat /proc/meminfo' say?
I couldn't reproduce this on new identical hardware. I guess this goes to the
Makes me think that there may be a bad memory module in the other machine.
Can't be sure, though.