Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77832
Installer crashes with anaconda-dump
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
Not much to be said; the anaconda dump should talk for itself
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install (upgrade) 8.0
Actual Results: Crash of installer
Created attachment 84984 [details]
Unable to install Red Hat,
What can I be doing wrong?
The following report was given while attempting to install redhat 8.0 on an
older machine currently set up with win98. The PC is an HP with 200 mhz, about
48 ram and 20gb hdd.
I have reformatted and reinstalled win98 (upgraded from win95) prior to
attempting to install Red hat 8.0
I am hoping to install Linux on this machine to become familiar with Linux as an
OS before installing on other PCs.
The report has the option to debug? or save to floppy however nothing is
read to a floppy when choosing that option.
An unhandled exception has occurred. This is most likely a bug.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File /usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py, line 786, in handleRenderCallback
File /usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py, line 149, in renderCallback
File /usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py, line 632, in nextClicked
File /usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py, line 150, in gotoNext
File /usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py, line 215, in moveStep
Rc = apply(func,self.bindArgs(args))
File /usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py, line430 inOnFileSystems
File /usr/lib/anaconda/partions.py, line1110, in doMetaDeletes
File /usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py, line 54 in vgactivate
SearchPath = 1)
File /usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py, line 66 in execWithRedirect
Chidpid = os.fork0
OSError.[Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory
Please advise, regards Colin
You need to remove the 'kernel-smp' package before you attempt an upgrade.
This 'Closed Won'tFix' is a nice escape, isn't it !?
It *must* fix, I'd say, because
1. I wasn't even aware that it had been installed on that cheapie AMD400
2. An upgrade to 7.3 works flawlessly (do you want to tell me that it is normal
to have less able anacondas in more recent distros?)
3. In any case, the installer should not core dump during upgrade once it
doesn't find what it needs, better: finds what it does not like
Of course, I leave it to you to decide
This appears to be a duplicate of Bug 76123. The problem is that there is not
enough memory to process the transactions that are to be executed by the
installer. Anaconda, in GUI mode, requires at least 64M+ of memory and 128M of
You can alternatively attempt to install Red Hat Linux 8.0 in text mode by
specifying "linux text" at the SYSLINUX prompt upon first boot. Anaconda, in
text mode, is more lenient on memory resources.