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    Cool Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    I am trying to install atlas, hdf5 on my OpenSUSE partition. The process is aborted with the following message:
    virtual memory exhausted: cannot allocate memory
    Error during make of hdf5-1.6.7
    The same message appears with atlas

    The same computer has a Debian partition
    and on that partition the installation went smoothly, no error messages.
    Can anyone explain to me how could this situation be solved!
    Appreciate your help

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    Default Re: Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    Hi,

    the error message indicates that you were running out of virtual memory. Because the virtual memory is made up of the swap space + main memory you can try to increase your swap space What is virtual memory?

    Hope this helps

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    Default Re: Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    If you are already using a swap partition in your Debian installation, you may use the same partition for openSUSE too!
    This is because you are booted to only one of them at a time.

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    Default Re: Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Monex View Post
    Hi,

    the error message indicates that you were running out of virtual memory. Because the virtual memory is made up of the swap space + main memory you can try to increase your swap space What is virtual memory?

    Hope this helps
    That was very helpful, now the question is how to increase the swap area.
    Can Yast do that?
    Could you guide me through this process, as you could imagine, I might destroy my installation
    Thanks again for your help

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    Default Re: Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    You can either use a file or a device partition. You start with a file and later switch to a device partition.
    Commands are simple: swapon, swapoff.
    Please see:
    Code:
    man swapon

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    Default Re: Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    Topics merged as they are about the same thing,by the same person

    Andy
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    Unhappy Re: Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer44 View Post
    Topics merged as they are about the same thing,by the same person

    Andy
    Sorry to say it, but you have killed the thread and the problem has not been solved.

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    Default Re: Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer44 View Post
    Topics merged as they are about the same thing,by the same person

    Andy

    seems to be a problem that has no solution

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    Default Re: Memory Management, Debian or OpenSUSE11.1

    If there's no solution, there's no problem. And when the solution is found, the problem stops existing. It's been like that forever.
    Once again I'd like to make clear, that you just cannot take anything from another distro, force it to install, and then expect it to work. Even if you compile it yourself and it does compile, there might be lots of changes in development files.
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    Unhappy One More Time, Memory Management under OpenSUSE11.1

    I am trying to install hdf5 and med (I need to install an old version of hdf5 1.6.5 that is needed by med and the one available on the repository is very new for med) on my computer.
    The installation is terminated and the following message is issued:

    virtual memory exhausted: Cannot allocate memory
    make[2]: *** [tselect.lo] Error 1
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ahmed/saturne/src/hdf5-1.6.5.build/arch/Linux/test'
    make[1]: *** [tests] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/ahmed/saturne/src/hdf5-1.6.5.build/arch/Linux'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    Error during make of hdf5-1.6.5

    I was told (in a previous post) to increase the swap area,
    I did that by adding 17GB swap file. tried the installation again, and again I received the same error message.

    Is there a way to solve this problem, I will appreciate a good advice,

    thank you for your time

    here is the information on the swap area, taken after the installation was aborted

    /saturne/Install # swapon -s
    Filename Type Size Used Priority
    /dev/sdc5 partition 2650684 248140 -1
    /home/extraswap file 16777208 0 -2

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