Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86211
Installer Crashes citing /usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py as reason
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
traceback(most recent call last)
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 786,in
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress.gui.py",line 149, in
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 632 , in
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 150, in
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 215, in
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 430, in
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/partitions.py",line 1110, in
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py", line 54, in vgactivate
file "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 66, in
OSError: [Errno 12] cannot allocate memory
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.try installing(on my machine though;-)
Actual Results: installer crashes
Expected Results: installer should proceed normally
How much RAM does your system have?
P3 - 500MHz
64MB RAM (I was able to install Psyche on another s/m with 64MB RAM)
20GB HDD (with first partition for linux)
I would recommend at least 128MB (192MB wouldn't hurt) of swap for this system.
How much were you using when the error occurred?
i was using 128MB! the partitioning on the 20Gig disk was like
first partition Ext2 3.5GB (Created using PartitionMagic)
second partition swap 128MB (Created using PartitionMagic)
third partition FAT32
fouth partition FAT32
fifth partition FAT32
Then probably you need to try 192MB of swap.
do you think that is all the problem? how about the partitioning? am i doing it
I would recommend creating a swap partition of at least 192MB.
i tried using 256MB swap space; but that didn't help either!
Hi, I just tried it on a system with 48MB RAM and got the same error, but when
I did a text-only installation, it worked fine.
I don't think it has any relation to the swap, as it crashed *before* creating
the swap partition! Must be a bug with 8.0 - the 7.3 install worked fine for me.
Usually 128MB is enough for the graphical install to start up and work. You need
the extra swap for upgrades usually since these take more RAM to process than a
Try booting with 'linux text' on the command line.
it worked for me. thanks a lot