Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82452
dual boot with windows me; at component load, errors out
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
I partitioned the hard drive with fdisk--half for windows me and half for red
hat linux 8.0. Windows me reloaded and works fine. Go through graphical and
text install with red hat but mainly graphical. Tried automatic partition,
Disk Druid, and fdisk. Get warning: "Warning
The partition table on /dev/hda is inconsistent. There are many reason why
this might be the case. Often, the reason is that Linux detected the BIOS
geometry incorrectly. However, this does not appear to be the case here. It
is safe to ignore, but ignoring may cause (fixable) problems with some boot
loaders, and may cause problems with FAT file systems. Using LBA is
when using automatic partitioning--I ignore it. I am able to get through
without warnings using Disk Druid and fdisk.
same with /tmp/hda
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go through set up procedure
2.Accept current package list
Actual Results: I get a warning and the system either locks up, reboots, or
goes to a command line.
Expected Results: The package should install and I go to the next step.
Windows Me still works. The Linux install recognizes my mouse and all.
Everything seems fine until the error.
Boot Loader configuration--I sometimes choose "DOS /dev/hda/" and
sometimes "Red Hat Linux /dev/hda 5".
Choose default firewall configuration.
Use 2 accounts--root and one other.
Use Workstation defaults
I "Accept the current package list".
And error: "Traceback(most recent call last):
File '/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py'; line 786, in hand lender callback
self. current Window rendercallback()
File '/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py' , line 149, in renderCallback
File '/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py', line 632, in nextClicked
File '/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py', line 150, in gotoNext
File '/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py', line 215, in moveStep
File '/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py', line 430, in turnOnFilesystems
partitions. do MetaDeletes(diskset)
File '/usr/lib/anaconda/partions.py', line 1110, in doMetaDeletes lvm.vgactivate
File '/usr/lib/anaconda/iutilipy' line 66, in execWithRedirect
OSError: [Erno] Cannot allocate memory"
If I try to save this message to floppy, the system locks-up. If I press "OK",
it reboots. If I press "Debug", it goes back to a command line.
Needless to say, I'm not familiar with Linux and need things spelled out.
How much RAM is on your system?
RAM is 64 MB
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76123 ***
What is Rawhide? What is the resolution?
This bug has been fixed internally and the next release will contain the fix.
There are workarounds for this bug.
1) Install in text mode (enter "linux text" at the syslinux prompt).
2) Add more memory to your system.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.