[PlanetCCRMA] mkswap question

Luc Tanguay lucus@sympatico.ca
Sat Oct 18 10:40:02 2003


you do need to execute "mkswap /dev/hda5" -- no other args are 
necessary, and if you don't reboot,  execute "swapon /dev/hda5" to start 
using your new swap partition.  To verify, you can then run "cat 


Mark Knecht a écrit:

>   My Planet box boots 5 operating systems at the moment. To shoehorn in
>#5 I had to remove my existing swap partition and rearrange a few
>things. I then let System Commander 7 create a new swap partition. The
>new partition has a new disk device number, so I updated fstab and tried
>rebooting, but the swap partition is not found. dmesg gives a message
>Unable to find swap space signature
>   fdisk says that /dev/hda5 is Linux swap, so SC7 seems to have at
>least created something.
>   Googling around a bit I found some info that suggests that I have to
>run mkswap. Is this true?
>   If so, can someone tell me if there are any special options I should
>give the command? Page size? Etc...
>   If I'm totally off base with this line of thought, please let me know
>how to proceed.
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