Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82881
OS Error:[Errno 12] cannot allocate memory aka Installation troubles
Last modified: 2006-02-21 13:51:27 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda is not "locating memory" before installing
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Redhat Linux 8
happens everytime I try to install RH8 onto my computer
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Format hard drive
2.re-partion disk, in Linux friendly partions
3.Everything's good right?
4.Install Redhat 8....
5.Oh, RH8 can't locate memory bug message comes up, better go report it to
nothing! THe disk partions are fine, Fdisk finds them, disk druid finds and
recognizes them; but when it comes to actually installing the packages to the
computer...it all goes to hell, the bug report thing comes up, and that's it.
I don't know, RH8 actually installing on to my now OS-less paper weight
Hard drive = 16 gigs
Ram= 64 mb
proccesor= Intel Celeron 600 Mhz
Windows ME was originally installed
the bug report DID NOT save the diskette, as it claimed, but the last line
File "/usr/lib/anaconca/iutil.py",line 66,in execWithRedirect
OS Error:[Errno 12] cannot allocate memory
I believe it to have something to do with the partioning of my ex-Windows
HDrive; however, it has all been formatted and RE PARTIONED in Linux friendly
partions. Easy install my ass RH8 :)
so yah, Save My Computer...
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 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.