FC6 -> F7 upgrade stalls

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Mon Jun 11 13:20:23 UTC 2007

Chris 'Chipper' Chiapusio wrote:
> 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.

Could see the same behaviour on a fast machine with a lot of memory.
At least when starting the package install, anaconda stalls for some minutes (it needs a lot of 
seconds for rather small packages).

Additionally, at the end of upgrade (before  the reboot prompt), there is a long period with a 
flickering screen - unable to see what anaconda deals with.

>> 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.
> Chip

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>
University of Kaiserslautern,Computer Center [RHRK],
Systems and Operations, High Performance Computing,
D-67653 Kaiserslautern, PO Box 3049, Germany
Phone: +49-631-205-2438, FAX: +49-631-205-3056
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