Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80463
Installer states "unhandled exception" just before installing to hard drives
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:18 EDT
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Description of problem:
The system hangs in util.py I cannot use the floppy disk option to capture the bug report.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Actual Results: hung system
Expected Results: Disk activity indicating that the installation is proceediing.
The last linesin the final window are the following.
File "/usr/lib/anaocnda/util.py", line 66, in execwithRedirect childpid = os.fork()
OSError: [errno 12] Cannot allocate memory
I had planned to do a server install. Then I went back to change it to a custom install. This change deleted all the partioning so I had to re-enter all that information.
I noticed that the earlier lines captured in the final window refer to partitions.py and to meta-deletes.
When I reinstall, I won't change my mind about which type to system to install. I expect that I won't have another hung installation.
How much RAM is in your system? 64MB is required.
Thanks for responding.
I have exactly 64 MB of RAM in the computer. It is slower than it was with
Redhat 7.2; thus I probably will buy some more RAM for it.
I successfully installed Redhat 8.0 on my second attempt.
I also note that in both attempts I had tried to mount hdb as /home. However,
this mount did not occur probably because the installer made /home on hda
(there were no error messages). Later I did a rename to mount hdb as /home.
I mention this in case it has some relevance to the installer hangup in the
We've bumped where the amount of RAM needed before turning on swap "early" in
rawhide, so this shouldn't be as much of a problem in future releases.