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Old 10-20-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
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forgot swap


Hi Everyone,

I recently installed Slack 10, and when installing I forgot to allocate swap space is there any way I can correct this. I have a second HD installed which has data and music on it, first of all is there anyway to allocate swap with the HD I have the root installed. Secondly if that is not possible, can I allocate some of the free space on the 2nd HD to swap...?

All help is greatly appreciated


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Old 10-20-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
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if you can get free partition space, you can make swap out of it. you can try partedit.
if you want, you can just make a swap file.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1M count=400
mkswap /swapfile
swapon /swapfile

other stuff would need to be done to make that load automatically.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thanks whansard,

I have free space on my 2nd HD, which hold the data and music. Could I create a folder, or file that i could swap too..?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 10-20-2004, 08:32 PM   #4
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you can create a file wherever you wish to swap to with that command above. on the second hard drive, you can run that command or, mkdir swapdir, cd swapdir, dd stuff-whatever size you wish, then swapon the file. that command makes a 400 meg empty file, then mkswap formats it as swap, then swapon tell the system to use it.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 08:49 PM   #5
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whansard it worked a treat... Thanks a lot your help is greatly appreciated


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