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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. installation from red hat linux8 - 3 cd set recieved with book redhat linux 8
installation should have completed
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.
I have the exact problem
How much RAM is in your system - 64MB is the minimum requirement.
My system has 64 MB RAM,
and there is 8 GB Free hard disk space for
I have even tried the text based installation- linux text,
which is supposed to require lesser RAM, and the result
has been same.
How much swap do you have allocated?
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.
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76123 ***
How was this resolved?
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.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.