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Bug 595487 - Anaconda silently failes because of not enough ram when launched from livecd
Anaconda silently failes because of not enough ram when launched from livecd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ales Kozumplik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-24 15:11 EDT by Clemens Eisserer
Modified: 2014-09-30 19:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-25 09:36:29 EDT
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Description Clemens Eisserer 2010-05-24 15:11:23 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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start live-cd on a system with 384mb ram or less
2. Click the "install"-icon on the desktop
Actual results:
Nothing happens, not even a notification popup.

Expected results:
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.

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Comment 1 Ales Kozumplik 2010-05-25 01:32:17 EDT
Hi Clemens,

can you please attach /tmp/anaconda.log to this bug report?

Comment 2 Ales Kozumplik 2010-05-25 09:36:29 EDT
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.

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