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Old 06-08-2005, 07:20 PM   #1
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Post Swap partition questions...


Hey, just a quick question about the swap partition...does it have to be an active partition? I have my external HDD partitioned so that it has the swap, and an ext2 partition, then another primary partition for my data. (I hope I can get Lilo or GRUB to boot from my external HDD) This is the only thing keeping me from installing Fedora Core 3, and I hope to get it installed A.S.A.P.

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Old 06-08-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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You don't HAVE to have a swap partition. You can create it AFTER install:

root@blah:# dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile
root@blah:# makeswap swapfile
root@blah:# swapon swapfile

That's it.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 08:05 PM   #3
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I already have the partitions. My question is if it has to be an active partition or not.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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AFAIK, no, it doesn't.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 08:39 PM   #5
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Thanks!
 
Old 06-08-2005, 08:59 PM   #6
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Aww... mugstar replied before me. Damn.. =P

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