Bug 85993 - RH8 installer crashes immediately after setup
RH8 installer crashes immediately after setup
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-03-11 17:31 EST by Ron
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-19 22:52:29 EST
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Description Ron 2003-03-11 17:31:35 EST
Description of problem:
File “/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py”, line 215, in moveStep rc = apply(func, 
self.bindArgs(args))

File “/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py”, line 430, in turnOnFilesystems 
partitions, do MetaDeletes (diskset)

File “/usr/lib/anaconda/partions.py”, line 1110, in do Metadeletes 
lvm.vgactivate()

File “/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py”, line 54, in vgactivate searchPath = 1

File “/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py”, line 66, in execWithRedirect.childpid = 
osfork()

OSerror : [Errno12] Cannot Allocate Memory


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How reproducible:
everytime

Steps to Reproduce:
1.load boot floppy and RH Bible CD1
2.perform a basic home office setup
3.click "next" button on the "About to Install" screen    
Actual results:
component loading screen appears, but nothing loads.  Within 5 seconds, the 
above error message appears.

Expected results:
rh8 load onto my harddrive

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-12 10:58:01 EST
How much RAM is in your system?

64MB is the minimum required.
Comment 2 Ron 2003-03-14 12:35:04 EST
Yes, My machine has 64MB of RAM.  I've been thinking about doubling it.  
Perhaps nows the time.
Comment 3 Ron 2003-03-19 22:52:29 EST
Bought anther 128MB RAM.  Problem solved.  Thanx for pointing me in the right 
direction.

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