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Old 11-30-2005, 11:47 PM   #1
slack&lovinit
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Slackware Version - how to find out?


Hello all!

Sorry if this is a really silly question to ask but since I installed Slackware on this machine some time ago I've forgotten which version it is... and I can't find the CDs to check! So there must be a way to figure it out - any suggestions gratefully received

Thanks in advance

ps it appears I've "lost" my swap partition which is on another disk - can I just add it to etc/fstab and reboot?
 
Old 11-30-2005, 11:52 PM   #2
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I've forgotten which version it is
Look at the file:

/etc/slackware-verison


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can I just add it to etc/fstab and reboot?
yes, as long as the partition you designate as SWAP is format as a swap.
(not sure if your just readding it, or changing swap partitions)

but if you want to get fancy, you don't have to reboot:

man swapon

good luck,
-tw

<EDITED>
".. is format as a swap."
should read:
" is partitioned and formated as a swap."
</EDITED>

Last edited by tw001_tw; 12-01-2005 at 12:03 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2005, 12:01 AM   #3
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Wow, speedy response, I see Slackers are still a tight community

Thank you, although of course now I wish I had looked just a little bit harder...

About the SWAP partition - it was fine when I first installed and to be honest is was only when I tried to figure out why my previously speedy setup was running slowly that I even thought to check. Not sure why the fstab is different to how it was, but at least it can be fixed quickly.

Thanks again tw001_tw
 
Old 12-01-2005, 12:08 AM   #4
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Slack on !!!

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