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Old 09-15-2003, 09:59 PM   #1
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command to check swapfile?


I need to see the info for my swap to make sure Slack is using the correct partition. In ksim, it shows my swap as 12mb, while I setup that partition as 512mb.

What command would provide the info I need?
 
Old 09-15-2003, 10:07 PM   #2
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Look your fstab file and see which line has /swap. Then compare that with the output of fdisk -l
 
Old 09-15-2003, 10:15 PM   #3
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fstab:

/dev/hda6 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda7 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/hda5 /mnt/fat vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

fdisk -l

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2328 18699628+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 2329 4866 20386485 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 2329 3093 6144831 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 3094 3519 3421813+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda7 3520 4248 5855661 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 4802 4866 522081 82 Linux swap

Apparently, it's not set up to mnt the swap.
Would adding: /dev/hda8 ??? defaults 1 ? to fstab fix it? What belongs where the ? are.

Thanks!
 
Old 09-15-2003, 10:32 PM   #4
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Add to your fstab
/dev/hda8 swap swap defaults 0 0

Then just to be on the safe side
mkswap /dev/hda8 ( to format)
swapon /dev/hda8 ( to turn it on)

Next time you boot the swap partition will be enabled automatically

I'm not familar with Ksim. I wonder where its getting the info from?

What does the output of the console command free show for swap?
 
Old 09-15-2003, 10:36 PM   #5
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#free shows 0 (for swap). I guess on this install I set the swap partition up, but didn't tell Slack to use it during the install process. Oops

Thanks for the help.

Last edited by Scruff; 09-15-2003 at 10:40 PM.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 10:47 PM   #6
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Your welcome.

After you turn swap on look at the free command again and you should see something other than 0 for total swap. With 512mb of RAM you will probably not see much swap if any being used for normal desktop usage.
 
  


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