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Old 02-16-2005, 09:22 AM   #1
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label swap device

does anyone know how i can label a swap device?
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It appears that RHEL and FC3 are capable of labeling a swap partition. What distro are you running? Look at the man pages for mkswap does it have a -L option?
Old 02-17-2005, 12:41 AM   #3
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yea FC3, I did some searching on google and I also found the -L option. But on my FC3 box there is no -L option, I suppose what they do is first create an ext2 or ext3 partition and then run:

tune2fs /dev/hdxx -L SWAP-hdxx

then they probably just do:

mkswap /dev/hdxx

I haven't tried this but to me that's the only way I see it happening.


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