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Bug 82047 - Unhandled Exception in Installer
Summary: Unhandled Exception in Installer
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76123
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-16 19:46 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2006-02-21 18:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:12 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-16 19:46:04 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.51 [en] (Win98; I)

Description of problem:
On preparing to install screen (see 3.28 in installation guide), an unhandled exception occured when
next was selected.
See Below:

Exception Occured

An unhandled Exception has occured. This is most likely a bug.
Please copy the full text of this exception or save the crash dump
to a floppy then file a detailed bug report against anaconda at http://

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/",line 786, in handleRenderCallback
  File "usr/lib/anaconda/iw/", line 149, in renderCallback
  File "usr/lib/anaconda/", line 632, in nextClicked
  File "usr/lib/anaconda/", line 150, in gotoNext
  File "usr/lib/anaconda/", line 215, in moveStep
     rc = apply(func,self.bindArgs(args))
  File "usr/lib/anaconda/", line 430, in turnOnFilesystems
  File "usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1110, in doMetaDeletes
  File "usr/lib/anaconda/", line 54, in vgactivate
     searchPath = 1)
  File "usr/lib/anaconda/", line 66, in execWithRedirect
     childpid = os.fork()
OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from CD
2. Select Automatic Partitioning
3. Remove all partitions on system
4. Network Configuration use DHCP
5. firewall Config. Medium
6. Setup 2 user accounts
7. Package Group Selection, select all.
    (Tried with fewer packages, got same error)


Actual Results:  Same error

Expected Results:  ?

Additional info

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-16 20:27:56 UTC
How much RAM is in this system?

Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-21 14:02:05 UTC
Reporter, check to see if your bug is a duplicate of Bug 76123.  There are
useful comments with regards to how much memory must be installed in your
machine to install Red Hat Linux 8.0.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-01-21 14:50:44 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76123 ***

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:12 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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