Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78756
Installation Exception Occured while Installing Packages on Redhat 8.0 gui
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installing on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 425CDS. Tried twice with GUI install
tool. Exception occurs when Installing Packages page is submitted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Tried RedHat installation 2x. Blows up same on submition of Installing
Actual Results: Traceback( most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 786, in handleRenderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 149, in renderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", linae 632, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 150, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 215, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self,bindArgs(args))
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
searchPath = 1)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 66, in execWithRedirect
childpid = os.fork()
OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory
Expected Results: Should build.
This same exception also occurse on this system from the 'linux text'
installation during the same spot. The system displayed the depencency widget,
the formatting file system widget before the error message was productd.
How much RAM is in your system?
Currently there is 40M of ram and kernel 2.4.7-10 is running a modified server
version with Redhat7.2 package versions of all software.
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76123 ***
What is the resolution?
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.