Bug 498742 - Install using 256M ram crashes during installation of packages with no swap configured
Install using 256M ram crashes during installation of packages with no swap c...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2009-05-02 13:30 EDT by Walter Francis
Modified: 2009-06-10 09:32 EDT (History)
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Description Walter Francis 2009-05-02 13:30:17 EDT
Description of problem:

During the package install phase on a system with 256M of ram and no swap configured, the installer crashes some number of packages in (50-100).  I am not sure of the F11 GUI minimial install, but it was 192M in F10, also there was no warning that 256M would be too little to perform the install.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 11 Preview DVD, 32 bit, using vmware server 1.x with 256M of ram.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure new VMware install with default settings (256m)
2. Run DVD installer, GUI mode
3. Create custom partition scheme, do not create a swap
4. Go through rest of installation to package install
Actual results:

Crashes some way into the package install

Expected results:

Should warn the user, or fail gracefully.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-05-11 16:00:10 EDT
Did you not get the following warning message:

You have not specified a swap partition.  Although not strictly required in all cases, it will significantly improve performance for most installations.
Comment 2 Walter Francis 2009-05-20 19:38:01 EDT
Yes, the message is shown.  Improving performance is one thing, not crashing is another.  :)
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:01:17 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2009-06-10 09:32:14 EDT
This will be fixed in the next build of anaconda.  Thanks for the bug report.

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