FC6 -> F7 upgrade stalls

Chris 'Chipper' Chiapusio chipper at llamas.net
Mon Jun 11 13:09:44 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 07:15:30AM -0700, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
>I'm attempting to upgrade a system from FC6 x86 to F7, and the upgrade
>is stalling after installing a few packages every time.
>When I switch to a virtual console, I see that anaconda is consuming
>100% CPU, and in the upgrade.log the last few lines show assorted
>packages with the error:
>"Couldn't fork %post: Cannot allocate memory"
>This system has 384MB of RAM, so its not starved by any means.  Any
>one have ideas?
>L. Friedman                                    netllama at gmail.com
>LlamaLand                       http://netllama.linux-sxs.org

I experienced this as well and got past it by going to console two once the
install began and manually enabling swap.  In fact I created an extra
swapfile to ensure there was more than enough available.


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