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Old 03-09-2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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No swap space


When I installed DeLi linux I created a 50 meg swap partition, however upon running the du command it turns out that linux is not detecting my swap partition. How do I make linux utilise my swap partition???
 
Old 03-09-2005, 10:33 PM   #2
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swap wouldn't show in du ...

Try free


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Old 03-09-2005, 10:57 PM   #3
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Woops! I actually did run the 'free' command but I posted the wrong command in my message. . .


But I still don't have any swap space.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:55 PM   #4
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post /etc/fstab please
 
Old 03-10-2005, 02:00 AM   #5
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50mb is probably rediculously small. The conventional wisdom is that swap should be 2x the physical amount of memory in your machine.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:51 AM   #6
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You can have small swap space provided that you have lots of RAM. You can still run Linux even without swap space though...
 
Old 03-10-2005, 06:54 PM   #7
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Alright, I got linux recognize my swap partiton, I had to run mkswap on the partition and use the swapon command. However, when linux boots up it runs swapon on the wrong partition, how do I change this?
 
Old 03-10-2005, 07:08 PM   #8
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You can either run fdisk and change it to make one partition swap, and after that you have to edit your /etc/fstab (as root) and make sure it has the proper device labeled swap.
 
  


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