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Old 06-14-2002, 08:34 AM   #1
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Question Moving swap to another small IDE drive


Hi All,

I have a slow 350mhz system. I wanted to help speeding up the reads by moving the swap to a 415meg hard drive that I have no other use for.

The system only has 2 drives- hda and hdc1. hdc is the 415meg drive.

I used fdisk to delete old data on the 415meg disk.

What would be the proper way to partition the new swap disk- as an extended drive or primary drive?

I know I can set it to swap by using the 't' command and using '82'.

Next, what would be the commands to format and the set the drive for swap?

What is a proper way to configure the fstab file?

After I config'ed everything, the bootup says, swap 'failed'. Then later it says setting swap 'ok'. The system comes up ok and I can log in. I checked system monitor and I get no swap activity.

I'm not sure what's going on.

Please let me know what other info you'd need to analyze this.

thanks and regards,

Vince
 
Old 06-14-2002, 08:47 AM   #2
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mkswap /dev/hd??
swapon /dev/hd??

and edit your /etc/fstab
 
Old 06-14-2002, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thanks much!

Vince
 
Old 06-14-2002, 10:35 AM   #4
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