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Old 12-31-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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Problem with swap during Fedora 8 upgrade


Hey folks,

I'm trying to update a system from Fedora 2 to 8 since I can't find a driver for my new RAID card that works on Core 2. Unfortunately, Core 8 doesn't seem to like my swap partition as specified in /etc/fstab.

I've already read this thread (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-swap-602229/) on a very similar subject however, the solutions provided in that thread haven't helped.

I tried converting the /dev/hd* references to /dev/sd* but that didn't help the install and it prevented the current install from loading the swap.

I also looked into using the -L option for mkswap to label the partition but it seems that mkswap in Core 2 does not have the -L option.

So I'm looking for some help. Is there a way to convince the Core 8 installer my swap is OK? Or do I need to upgrade to a version between 2 and 8 before I can upgrade to 8?

Thanks,
Corin
 
Old 12-31-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hey folks,

I'm trying to update a system from Fedora 2 to 8 since I can't find a driver for my new RAID card that works on Core 2. Unfortunately, Core 8 doesn't seem to like my swap partition as specified in /etc/fstab.

I've already read this thread (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-swap-602229/) on a very similar subject however, the solutions provided in that thread haven't helped.

I tried converting the /dev/hd* references to /dev/sd* but that didn't help the install and it prevented the current install from loading the swap.

I also looked into using the -L option for mkswap to label the partition but it seems that mkswap in Core 2 does not have the -L option.

So I'm looking for some help. Is there a way to convince the Core 8 installer my swap is OK? Or do I need to upgrade to a version between 2 and 8 before I can upgrade to 8?

Thanks,
Corin
You can probably use a current liveCD to label your swap partition. The Fedora 8 install CD or DVD might have an option to boot into a repair mode. I am pretty sure that the knoppix live CD has the mkswap command on it.

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Old 12-31-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
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Couple of simple ideas (KISS usually works best):
- get rid of the swap altogether. Let the installer create a new one.
- go grab a liveCD and add the label.
 
Old 01-01-2008, 06:32 PM   #4
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Removing the swap file certainly helped but now I'm stuck on another problem. Once the installer gets to "Checking dependencies in packages selected for installation..." it gets about 1/3 of the way through and stalls.

Any ideas on how to get past this?

Thanks,
Corin
 
  


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