Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91081
bails out after checking packages to be upgraded
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgrade from Red Hat Linux 7.1 to 8.0
Laste seen: determining what packages to upgrade (or something like that)
On the screen:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 694, in ?
intf.run(id, diapatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 446, in run
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from Red Hat 8.0 CD ROM
2.go through several questions, among them I choose for Upgrade, No change on swapspace, reinstall GRUB (was LILO)
3.wait for check on packages to upgrade
Actual Results: Anaconde reported an error (see above)
Expected Results: Installing packages
How much RAM and swap do you have configured on your installed Linux system?
The system has 32 Kbytes RAM. Swap is 66 Kbytes. The finding out of Wich packages to update gave a huge amount of disk access. I was already afraid that swapping was taking place during this action. Total disk spave is a little less than 1 Gbytes. /boot is almost 6 Mbytes. / is about 980 Mbytes. The system in fact acts only as an X-terminal and does not need much software ( / is about 60% filled). When you think I need more swapspace, is it possible to shrink / or do I have to delete it?
The minimum RAM for installation is 64MB. We recommend 128MB. You will want to
make your '/' at least 650MB for a minimum install, and you will need at least
128MB of swap. Your /boot should be at least 50MB, but 100MB is better.
When this means that Anaconda quits on having not enough swapspace I will
over. Either I will try again with more swap or I stick to version 7.
Thanks for your information.