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Bug 85993 - RH8 installer crashes immediately after setup
Summary: RH8 installer crashes immediately after setup
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-11 22:31 UTC by Ron
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-03-20 03:52:29 UTC

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Description Ron 2003-03-11 22:31:35 UTC
Description of problem:
File â/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.pyâ, line 215, in moveStep rc = apply(func, 

File â/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.pyâ, line 430, in turnOnFilesystems 
partitions, do MetaDeletes (diskset)

File â/usr/lib/anaconda/partions.pyâ, line 1110, in do Metadeletes 

File â/usr/lib/anaconda/lvm.pyâ, line 54, in vgactivate searchPath = 1

File â/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.pyâ, line 66, in execWithRedirect.childpid = 

OSerror : [Errno12] Cannot Allocate Memory

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.load boot floppy and RH Bible CD1
2.perform a basic home office setup "next" button on the "About to Install" screen    
Actual results:
component loading screen appears, but nothing loads.  Within 5 seconds, the 
above error message appears.

Expected results:
rh8 load onto my harddrive

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-12 15:58:01 UTC
How much RAM is in your system?

64MB is the minimum required.

Comment 2 Ron 2003-03-14 17:35:04 UTC
Yes, My machine has 64MB of RAM.  I've been thinking about doubling it.  
Perhaps nows the time.

Comment 3 Ron 2003-03-20 03:52:29 UTC
Bought anther 128MB RAM.  Problem solved.  Thanx for pointing me in the right 

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