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Bug 85862 - Anaconda cannot allocate memory and exits
Summary: Anaconda cannot allocate memory and exits
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-09 19:17 UTC by Derek
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-03-09 22:14:46 UTC

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Description Derek 2003-03-09 19:17:42 UTC
Description of problem:
When I attempt to install R.H. Linux on a computer with 80 MB of RAM, anaconda 
reports that it cannot allocate memory after it finishes setting up the RPM 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Red Hat Linux 8.0

How reproducible:Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin Installation
2. Wait for anaconda to finish setting up RPM transactions
3. See The Error
Actual results:
Anaconda reports that it cannot allocate enough memory and exits.

Expected results:
Anaconda will start installing Linux.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Derek 2003-03-09 22:14:46 UTC
OK, heres what the problem was:

When I was partitioning my hard drive, I didn't set a swap partition.  
Apparently, anaconda ran out of memory after it set up the RPM transactions.  
Just a note, Red Hat developers might want to put some better memory handlers 
into anaconda for the next release.

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