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i've just upgraded my kernel to 2.6.2 but for some reason I'm having trouble mounting my swap partitions during boot time. I'm using Mandrake 9.2, which I believe had been including supermount in their kernels; I'm not sure a plain kernel includes supermount features. Anyway, I get a boot time error message that says the mounting of my swap partitions failed. i've looked in /etc/fstab too and i do have my swap partitions listed there as well. how do i fix this?
i tried doing dmesg | grep hd and i noticed that there was a message about my /dev/hda7 being an old swap and that I should do 'mkswap -v1 /dev/hda7' to change it to a new swap style. then I did swapon /dev/hda7. it seems to be working now, but under my 2.4.21 kernel, it seems that I have more swap space and that that more of it was being used. could this be due to the fact that I let Mandrake install my 2.4.21 kernel and it included a whole bunch of extra stuff that I didn't really need?