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Bug 81457

Summary: Let anaconda check if sufficient memory is available
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: udippel
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 8.0CC: michael, mitr
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description udippel 2003-01-09 17:37:32 UTC
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Description of problem:
Refering to Bug 77832 (compare!): it's bad programming not to make anaconda
check if sufficient memory is available. Especially, when a new version (here:
8.0) requires a decent increase in memory size to run. To simply let it crash
like proposed in that bug is a no-brainer.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade / install RH8.0 on machine with less than 64+MB RAM / 128 MB swap

Actual Results:  crash

Expected Results:  anaconda checks and advises

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-09 21:00:39 UTC
I think one of the bugs related to this issue says that what you request is
already in the latest version of Anaconda (available in Rawhide).  I would
imagine that the patch is old enough that Phoebe (8.0.92) specifies that it is
unable to install/upgrade in graphical mode with that much memory.

This memory stipulation will probably be a good thing to add to the release
notes of the distribution (will add bug enhancement request..)

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-10 05:26:46 UTC
It's already specified on the box and in the system requirements in the
documentation.  We've changed some of our limits on when we use graphical mode
and when we turn on swap early, etc to help the problems of low ram installations.