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Old 09-18-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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linux swap format


does anyone know how to format a drive with linux swap format inside of win xp.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 07:51 PM   #2
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Load up your favorite partition maker and create the partition as a Linux swap partition. You can do this using fdisk, cfdisk and so on....

And if you already have Linux installed, you can use:

mkswap to create the swap partition...

mkswap /dev/hd??

swapon /dev/hd??

?? are your partitions in question you want as swap.

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Old 09-18-2003, 07:53 PM   #3
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do you know any downloads that would do the same?
my fdisk does not have a linux swp format on it
 
Old 09-18-2003, 07:58 PM   #4
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fdisk in Windows or fdisk in Linux? What do you mean fdisk doesn't have this? Do you have Linux installed?
 
Old 09-19-2003, 10:24 AM   #5
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If you want to make a Linux SWAP partition, then you can either use a 3rd party piece of software (such as Partition Magic) or a non Windows based version of fdisk.

Since almost all Linux distros' installers give you the option of setting up the partitions as part of the installation process, you should not necessarily need to do so prior to installing. Just make sure you have some unused space on your harddrive - let's say you have a 40Gb disk, use 20Gb as a Windows 'C' drive and let the rest of it go unmentioned, no partition and no format. When you start the Linux installer it will allow you to setup your partitions and format them accordingly.

HTH
 
Old 09-19-2003, 10:34 AM   #6
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Partition Magic 8...it'll take u less han a minute , I just did mine today
 
Old 09-19-2003, 11:02 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by PhrozenFlame
Partition Magic 8...it'll take u less han a minute , I just did mine today
Why spend money on software when you can do it easily for free with the existing tools in Linux or what not..
 
  


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