Bug 99520 - Installer hangs on low-memory system using kickstart
Summary: Installer hangs on low-memory system using kickstart
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-07-21 15:19 UTC by Bob Allison
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-22 15:25:53 UTC
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Description Bob Allison 2003-07-21 15:19:14 UTC
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Description of problem:
Machine in question is a Pentium 120 with 32MB of memory.

If I perform an interactive installation, the installer activates the swap
partition as soon as the partitioning is specified and the installation
completes normally.

When attempting a kickstart installation (NFS and HTTP), the swap partition is
not activated until after the dependency check.  On this system, the installer
runs out of memory while reading the comps.xml file (symptoms are constant
network traffic and hung VC2).  If I manually activate the swap partition from
VC2 as soon as the installer starts reading the comps file, things run fine
until the installer either tries to adjust the partition table (gives me the
option to ignore the error but causes an exception even if I select Ignore) or
tries to activate the swap partition.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform kickstart installation

Actual Results:  Installation hangs

Expected Results:  Installation successful

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-22 15:25:53 UTC
Installation on machines with 32 megs of memory is not supported.

Comment 2 Bob Allison 2003-07-22 15:40:52 UTC
Where is that documented?  When trying to look through the HCL and docs, I see
lots of information about needing a certain amount of disk space, but I see
nothing about minimum memory requirements.

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