Bug 77976 - Installer won't work
Summary: Installer won't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76213
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-16 06:20 UTC by Son Tran
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:09 UTC

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Description Son Tran 2002-11-16 06:20:15 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
right when it starts to install a bug report shows up

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Burned linux set up disc to cd's
2.Ran the software in dos
3.set it up
4.right be installation won't install bug report shows up

Actual Results:  bug report

Expected Results:  it should have installed linux

Additional info:

I tried to write the error onto disk but it didnt work so i wrote it down and 
recopied it.

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 786, in handleRenderCallback 

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progless_gui.py", line 149, in renderCallback 

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 632, in nextClicked self.dispatch.gotonext

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 150, in gotonext self.movestep()

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 215 in movestep rc= apply (func, 

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 430, in turnonfilesystems 

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partitions.py", line 1110, in dometadeletes 

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py", line 54, in vgactivate search path = 1)

File "/usr/lib/anaconda/ivtil.py", line 66, in execwithredirect childpid = 

OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-18 20:36:29 UTC
How much RAM is in your system?

64MB is the minimum supported.

Comment 2 Son Tran 2002-11-28 20:14:05 UTC
I have 64 mega bytes of ram

Comment 3 martin chaparro 2002-12-13 22:31:09 UTC
I have the same bug and 64 megs of RAM too. Any thoughts?

Comment 4 Alpen Khatri 2002-12-26 03:30:20 UTC
I have the same bug and have 128M of ram

Comment 5 case1984 2002-12-28 20:35:09 UTC
The same thing is happening to me, about 90% of the time I try and install.  
I'm trying to install Red Hat 8.0 on an Intel Pentium 200MMX machine with 64mb 
memory and a 2gig HD.  I think this bug is actually a duplicate of this one:

Comment 6 case1984 2002-12-29 03:26:43 UTC
I just finished installing Red Hat 8.0!
I couldn't get it to work, but as soon as I allocated 128 mb as a swap 
partition instead of 64 or 65 mb, it worked!
It had failed either right after the installer, or during installation itself 
at least 20 times, but as soon as I switched the swap, it worked the first 
time.  It may not work for you, but it worked for me!

Comment 7 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-09 14:04:40 UTC
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.

Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 07:00:15 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76213 ***

Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:09 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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