Bug 98337 - [errno 12] Unable to allocate memory
[errno 12] Unable to allocate memory
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-07-01 08:51 EDT by Nalin Saxena
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-11 11:54:36 EDT
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Description Nalin Saxena 2003-07-01 08:51:17 EDT
Description of problem: Unable to install. The following error comes in window

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 786, in handleRenderCallback
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 149, in renderCallback
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 632, in nextClicked
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 150, in gotoNext
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 215, in Movestep
     rc = appy(func, self.bindArgs(args))
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 430, in turnOnFilesystems
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 1110, in doMetaDeletes
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py", line 54, in vgactivate
     searchpath = 1)
   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 66, in execWithRedirect
     childpid = os.fork()

   OSERROR:[errno12] cannot allocate memory
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-02 16:56:27 EDT
How much RAM is installed in the system?
Comment 2 Shanmu 2003-07-03 01:46:17 EDT
I am also facing the same problem. My machine has 64 MB 
of RAM installed on it. I am trying to install RH 7.3 
on my machine  (Intel celeron). I had once installed 
RH 7.3 on this very same machine with much ease. 
But I am getting this error while installing 8.0.
Comment 3 Nalin Saxena 2003-07-04 00:21:25 EDT
I have the following configuration -
Intel celeron 667MHz
82810E Intel chipset motherboard
Samsung Samtron SC 428PS monitor
IDE Primary master(40GB) - samsung SV0401H (with FAT Partitions)
IDE Primary slave (20GB) - samsung SV2042H (on this i am trying to install linux)
IDE Secondary Master     - Samsung CD-R/RW sw-24
Comment 4 Shanmu 2003-07-10 01:41:03 EDT
I got this to work by installing RH 8.0 in the text mode.
Type "linux text" at the boot prompt. That is the doorway
to get this installed.
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-11 11:54:36 EDT
Yeah 128MB is required for a graphical install.

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