Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85862
Anaconda cannot allocate memory and exits
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:55 EDT
Description of problem:
When I attempt to install R.H. Linux on a computer with 80 MB of RAM, anaconda
reports that it cannot allocate memory after it finishes setting up the RPM
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Red Hat Linux 8.0
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin Installation
2. Wait for anaconda to finish setting up RPM transactions
3. See The Error
Anaconda reports that it cannot allocate enough memory and exits.
Anaconda will start installing Linux.
OK, heres what the problem was:
When I was partitioning my hard drive, I didn't set a swap partition.
Apparently, anaconda ran out of memory after it set up the RPM transactions.
Just a note, Red Hat developers might want to put some better memory handlers
into anaconda for the next release.