LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #1
cbl48
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Creation Of Swap Partition During Ubuntu 9.10 Installation


When I do a "clean" install of Ubuntu 9.10, Step 5 of 7 is when you choose how to partition your hard drive. My Acer Aspire Desktop has 8GB of RAM and a single 160GB SATA hard drive. If I choose to let Ubuntu do the partitioning, only three partitions are created and one of them IS a Swap partition. However, if I choose the second option to manually create my own partition tables, there is NO Swap option listed in the drop-down list of partitions to create!! Why in the world not, considering the importance of this partition and the fact that the first option DOES automatically create it??

A second related (I think) is about the Live System Rescue CD and GParted 4.9. When do you use either of these utilities? After all, GParted is included System Rescue CD. So, if I want and choose to do a manual/advanced partitioning of my hdd, the only time I can see using either utility is after the complete installation of the Ubuntu distro. Yet, choosing to manually partition my hard drive always results in an error or warning message that I haven't created a Swap partition before proceeding to Step 6 of the installation. Well, of course not since the choice isn't even possible. Good grief, what am I supposed to do when I arrive at the step where I am supposed to choose and then create the partitions for my hdd? Choose the first option, which I don't think is wise/good at all, especially with security in mind. Or choose the second option of using a program like GParted at all?

It is hard enough for me to choose a partitioning scheme at all, since opinions on how many partitions are needed and what sizes they should be. Individual opinions are all over the map or place and only wind up totally confusing me as a newbie instead of helping.

cbl48
Thank you to all the kind members who took the time and care to answer my previous posts. I sincerely appreciate it.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
nicedream
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2010
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 68

Rep: Reputation: 19
Regarding the swap space during install: You can definitely create swap partitions when you choose the manual option. I found a screenshot of what the option looks like:

http://sites.google.com/site/abhiomkar2/11swap.png
 
Old 03-26-2010, 11:59 PM   #3
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 14,832

Rep: Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820Reputation: 1820
The confusion might be that you create a "normal" partition (primary or logical) of type swap (x'82'), and use that for a swap filesystem.
You can certainly do it manually, but may not be obvious to you.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New installation needs Swap and I can't partition it alxr SUSE / openSUSE 2 11-12-2005 06:19 PM
assigning a swap partition after installation Cinematography MEPIS 3 07-28-2005 12:09 PM
add swap partition after installation? xfezz Linux - Newbie 4 04-20-2005 07:19 PM
post installation creation of /home partition problem timsch75 Linux - Newbie 2 03-13-2004 10:07 AM
Setting up swap partition for new installation tempyyyst Linux - Newbie 5 09-28-2003 11:22 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration