|Summary:||Installer crashed [Errno 12]?|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Charlie Fowler <abunoah>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-04-24 18:39:02 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
Description Charlie Fowler 2002-11-22 21:22:35 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; YComp 220.127.116.11; .NET CLR 1.0.3705) Description of problem: Installing 8.0 on an HP e-pc. No floppy drive. Has ethernet (rj-45), keyboard, mouse, video, sound. Installing from CD. Accepted all defaults during install up to type. First time selected Server and changed some of the package selections. Second time selected Workstation and changed some of the package selections. Both times received an "Exception Occurred" error, with instructions to post crash dump. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Insert Redhat 8.0 CD # 1, and boot. 2. Accept setup defaults up until type selection. (server, workstation, custom etc.) 3. Select any of them, then on the packages screen change some package choices. 4. Setup goes to Installing Packages screen, does not begin to install anything, but pops up an "Exception Occured" error message, the contents of which I've typed below (since I have no floppy to copy it to, so there may be typos... sorry). Actual Results: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 786, in handleRenderCallback self.currentWindow.renderCallback() File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 149, in renderCallback self.intf.icw.nextClicked() File"/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 632, in nextClicked self.dispatch.gotoNext() File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 150, in gotoNext self.moveStep() File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 430, in turnOnfilesystems partitions.doMetaDeletes(diskset) File"/usr/lib/anaconda/partitions.py", line 1110, in doMetaDeletes lvm.vgactivate() File "/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.py", line 54, in vgactivate searchPath = 1) File"/urs/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 66, in execWithRedirect childpid = os.fork() OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory Expected Results: It should have begun to install the packages I had selected. I cannot install Redhat 8.0 on this machine. Also tried installing Redhat 7.0 and did NOT experience this problem. Additional info: This machine had windows 2000 preinstalled. I did change the Redhat installation partitioning defaults, from use available space to "blow away whatever's on here," the first time, the second time, Redhat had already done that (the first time) so the default read a bit differently, but still I changed it to "blow away whatever's on here."
Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-22 22:03:26 UTC
How much memory is installed on this system? What does Linux report as it is booting up? (you can pause the scrolling information by pressing SCROLL LOCK).
Comment 2 Charlie Fowler 2002-11-26 03:18:01 UTC
Well, hm. Thanks to the gentle instruction from Michael@... I don't know if this can be classified as a real bug, or a PEBCAK (problem exists between keyboard and chair) bug. Closer inspection on my part reveals Redhat 8.0 system requirements of 128MB RAM for a graphical installation vs. my target machine's 64MB RAM. It may be a bug since it lets hasty people get pretty far down the graphical installation road before quitting, or it may not be a bug because hasty people shouldn't be so. I'm currently more than 65% through a what appears to be a successful text based install on the same machine. thanks (and sorry for taking your time) email@example.com
Comment 3 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-09 14:04:03 UTC
This appears to be a duplicate of Bug 76123. The problem is that there is not enough memory to process the transactions that are to be executed by the installer. Anaconda, in GUI mode, requires at least 64M+ of memory and 128M of swap. You can alternatively attempt to install Red Hat Linux 8.0 in text mode by specifying "linux text" at the SYSLINUX prompt upon first boot. Anaconda, in text mode, is more lenient on memory resources.
Comment 4 Razvan 2005-10-16 12:17:56 UTC
i have an amd athlon 650Mhz, 128MB RAM, 5gb partition on wich to install linux, g-force 2 mx 200 32mb, samsung 710n monitor and i tryed to install in graphical mode and i got the same error. then i tryed to install in text mode and i got the same error.
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 18:39:02 UTC
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be fixed). If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.