Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74967
Installer doesn't turn on swap soon enough
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:02 EDT
Description of Problem:
When I choose graphical install on a Pentium 166 with 48M of RAM it dies with an
OOM exception. Alt-F2/free shows swap hasn't been enabled.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try installing on a machine with 48M ram
I tried turning on the swap manually (alt-f2/mkswap/swapon etc), this got
further but i got to a stage where it failed turning on swap and the only option
was to reboot. This was mean I know, it should probably have checked again....
To get around this I installed in text mode. Everything work ok in text mode.
Minimum memory requirement is 64MB.
Not a bug? If the minimum is 64M then it should have stopped the installation
process and said this. Instead it died in what looked like a tcl/tk place with
a stack trace and gave the option to debug.
By any definition that's a bug!