I don't know anything about Debian. If you're installing from a live CD (such as Gentoo, for instance), you can easily enable swap. You would first create the primary partition with fdisk
, then change its type to 82
, then exit fdisk, and go:
Good luck buddy. I think that 8MB of RAM just isn't gonna cut it with current distros. 64MB is what you need in order to have a reasonably well functioning Linux or BSD system, I would think. But, I may be wrong...