Bug 85862 - Anaconda cannot allocate memory and exits
Anaconda cannot allocate memory and exits
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
8.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-03-09 14:17 EST by Derek
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-09 17:14:46 EST
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Description Derek 2003-03-09 14:17:42 EST
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 
transactions.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Red Hat Linux 8.0


How reproducible:Always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin Installation
2. Wait for anaconda to finish setting up RPM transactions
3. See The Error
    
Actual results:
Anaconda reports that it cannot allocate enough memory and exits.

Expected results:
Anaconda will start installing Linux.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Derek 2003-03-09 17:14:46 EST
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.

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