Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82509
OSError: [Errno 12] cannot allocate memory
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:14 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U)
Description of problem:
Filled out all installation screens for standard Personal Desktop (graphics install mode)
Got to "About to Install" screen
Clicking Next almost immediately gave dialog "Exception Occured"
Asks me to copy full text and file a detailed bug report against anaconda at
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 632, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py",line 150, in gotoNext self.moveStep()
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py",line 215, in moveStep
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py",line 430, inturnOnFilesystems
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/partitions.py",line 1110, in doMetaDeletes
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py",lin 54, in vgactivate searchPath = 1)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py",line 66, in execWithRedirect childpid =
OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory
If I install via "text" mode everything works fine
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Steps given above
Reporter, check to see if your bug is a duplicate of Bug 76123. There are
useful comments with regards to how much memory must be installed in your
machine to install Red Hat Linux 8.0.
It certainly is SIMILAR to bug 76123.
The point I tried to make (which wasn't made in 76123 as far as I could see) was
if you just change the install to text mode, then you can install Linux 8.0 and
it will run on a system with < 128MB. That seemed silly to me (both the install
approaches presumably install the same system - I can use the __full GUI__ when
I install in text mode, albeit with a lot of swapping going on).
Correct - if you read the comments by Red Hat developers in Bug 76123, you will
notice that they've changed the timing of swap activation so these memory
problems will not occur. Also, the release notes have been updated to specify
the system requirements for future releases.
Resolution == DUPLICATE (Bug 76123)
I could not find the information about the system being installed, or the steps
required to reproduce the issue. If you could point me at this information I may
be able to help.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to add.