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Old 03-19-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
timsch75
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Installation gives dual swap partitions


I was running Win2k and Suse on one hard drive. I wanted to try Slack. On Fdisk, I removed all partitions except the windows partition, but when I installed the swap partition on Setup, it made two of them. I'd like to know why it did this so I can keep it from happening again.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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That's not supposed to happen. I'm not sure I follow.

fdisk
d (everything but windows)
n (a few partitions)

Installer
gimme swap here
put root here
other stuff here

And it gave you two swaps? What's missing then? Positive you didn't go through that menu twice? What's fdisk -l say? Is it possible you formatted two partitions as swap? Post up /etc/fstab as well. I've never experienced (or even heard of) a Slack install doing anything like that. This 9.1?

-- If you've got two swap partitions, it'll happily use both, I mean - but it won't (or shouldn't) create swap out of something not described as such.

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Old 03-19-2004, 02:54 PM   #3
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I ran dual Linucies for awhile and did get the multiple swap thing. (Of course, SuSE was intact and I was cool with letting Slackware use its swap.) Are you 100% sure you deleted the old swap partition?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 04:03 PM   #4
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I've spent the day so far reinstalling Suse over Slack and then installing Slack on another partition. This time I was able to get slack to use the first swap partition. I'm not sure what happened before, but I know I deleted all of the partitions using fdisk except for the windows partition. Anyway, all's well that ends well.

Now if I can only get Slack to install with GRUB (installed with Suse). I used Yast to edit the bootloader to give Slack as an option, which it will do, but will not load the initrd, from what I can gather from the error message.

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