|Summary:||Linux CD install fails before writing to Harddisk using default params - cannot write to floppy|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Bob Zagarello <bzag>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Michael Fulbright <msf>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-02-19 15:29:56 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Bob Zagarello 2003-01-30 06:59:58 UTC
Description of problem: While at the Installing Packages screen (page 70 in the installation guide), the installation fails before writing to the hard drive and displays the following error trace: 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/dispatch.py", line 215, in moveStep rc=apply(func,self.bindArgs(args)) 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 "/usr/lib/anaconda//iutil.py", line 66, in execWithRedirect childpid = os.fork() OSError[Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory In the above attempt I installed using the defaults with the exception of specifying that all partitions be removed first. I had Windows 95 on the system before attempting to install and after rebooting after this failure Windows 95 was still booting, indicating that no writes to the hard drive had occurred. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Red Hat Linux Personal Edition V8.0 These CDs were purchased online from RedHat directly. How reproducible: CD install w/default params plus remove all partitions Actual results: Failed at Installing Packages screen Note: I expected some problems with install because the hardware may be a certain level of incompatibility, but I thought at least the OS would install. Hardware: NexTrend PC: P5VX-BE Mainboard w/Intel Pentium 200 CPU, 64 MB RAM, plenty of IDE hard drive (gigabytes), ISA system bus w/Intel 82371SB PCI Bus Master bridge, S3 ViRGE PCI, OPTi Audio 16, 3Com 3C595-TX PCI Bus Master NIC, SupraMAX 56i Voice PCI, serial COM port mouse, DIN (not PS/2) keyboard interface, USB PCI Controller add-on. W2K installs without support for OPTi Audio 16. IF ANYONE THINKS IT POSSIBLE FOR LINUX PERSONAL TO GET INSTALLED ON THE ABOVE SYSTEM I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ASAP BECAUSE I DON'T REALLY WANT TO RUN W2K ON IT !! THANKS IN ADVANCE... BOB ZAGARELLO.
Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-30 15:24:45 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. 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.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-19 15:29:56 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to add to the report.