Bug 78125 - Impossible to customize package selection on 64 Megs
Summary: Impossible to customize package selection on 64 Megs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-19 09:45 UTC by jfm2
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 14:59:14 UTC

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Description jfm2 2002-11-19 09:45:46 UTC
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Description of problem:
On a 64 megs box when you try to customize package selection there is furious CD
activity while you have to wait for <b>several minutes</b> after each mouse
click and at least thirty seconds for mere mouse movements.   Problem is that at
this stage swap is still not activated so linux cannot move modified pages to it
so the only thing it can do is discard code pages.
Either installation is smart enough to shift to text mode when a 64 megs is
detected or when detecting a such box you activate the swap sooner like it was
done in 7.x

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat while passing mem=64 megs as boot parm
2.Continue installation until package selction
3.Select and unselect a few packages and wait and wait and wait while
your CD reader goes crazy.  With luck you will damage it from excessive head

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-11-19 19:52:59 UTC
The point at which swap is activated early has been changed in our internal
trees to help improve this.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 17:38:25 UTC
Time tracking values updated

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:59:14 UTC
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time.  I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide.  If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.

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