Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 595487
Anaconda silently failes because of not enough ram when launched from livecd
Last modified: 2014-09-30 19:39:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I tried installing a Fedora-13RC3 LiveCD on a rather old computer (384mb ram, 17gb harddrive).
Although the live-cd worked great, clicking on the "Install" icon simply did nothing - no error dialog, no popup, nothing.
When I searched in anaconda's log-file it mentioned there was not enough free RAM, so it launched in text-mode. Quite bad with X already running and without a console to see its output ;)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora13RC3 live cd
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start live-cd on a system with 384mb ram or less
2. Click the "install"-icon on the desktop
Nothing happens, not even a notification popup.
Anaconda should check wether there's swap-space available, and report that the machine has less RAM than recommended and that therefor the installation, giving the user the choice between no installation and a (maybe?) slow one.
can you please attach /tmp/anaconda.log to this bug report?
Forget it. This has been fixed rawhide, we didn't put it into f13 since it is not a blocker, see http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=anaconda.git;a=commit;h=3d977a502d773a1b1764b73f8e423c5350e1f929.