Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76123
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-28 10:19 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2006-02-21 18:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:14 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-11-28 10:19:40 UTC
Description of Problem:
installation hangs with execption occured message- "this is probably a 
bug ...file report against anaconda, at bugzilla

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

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. installation from red hat linux8 - 3 cd set recieved with book redhat linux 8

Actual Results:
installation hanga

Expected Results:
installation should have completed

Additional Information:
	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 631, 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 
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 430, in turnOnFilesystems 
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partitions.py", line 1110,in doMetaDeletes lvm.vgativate
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py", line 54, in vactivate searchPath = 1)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 66,in execWithRedirect childpid=os.fork)
osError:[Errno 12] cannot allocate memory.

Comment 1 jchim32 2002-11-28 21:21:17 UTC
I have the exact problem

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-02 15:54:16 UTC
How much RAM is in your system - 64MB is the minimum requirement.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-12-02 17:48:37 UTC
My system has 64 MB RAM,
and there is 8 GB Free hard disk space for

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2002-12-03 10:08:59 UTC
I have even tried the text based installation- linux text,
which is supposed to require lesser RAM, and the result
has been same.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-03 02:47:55 UTC
How much swap do you have allocated?

Comment 6 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-09 14:01:41 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.

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.

Comment 7 Need Real Name 2003-01-11 00:42:05 UTC
I have tried with a swap of 128 MB and then with 256 MB.
Also I have tried to install in the text mode as suggested by
Mr Michael Lee Yohe above. Results have been same.

Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-11 06:55:30 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76123 ***

Comment 9 Greg Hinds 2003-01-30 04:25:42 UTC
How was this resolved?

Comment 10 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-30 14:09:07 UTC
It was resolved as a duplicate of 76123.

Alternatively, the new version of Anaconda activates swap at a different time. 
However, the memory requirements of Red Hat Linux 8.0 and 8.1 are still
enforced.  Phoebe (Red Hat Linux 8.1 beta) and the gold edition of 8.1 will have
the requirements specified in the release notes.

Comment 11 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:14 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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