Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77976
Installer won't work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
right when it starts to install a bug report shows up
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
I tried to write the error onto disk but it didnt work so i wrote it down and
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
How much RAM is in your system?
64MB is the minimum supported.
I have 64 mega bytes of ram
I have the same bug and 64 megs of RAM too. Any thoughts?
I have the same bug and have 128M of ram
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:
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!
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76213 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.