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Old 11-27-2007, 03:03 AM   #1
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I am Installing Linux Opensuse 10.2 in a Machine and i have come up with an error or rather the installation is looking for swap space.
I tried to allocate a drive /dev/sda1 but it says "error creating swap Drive" I dont know if it could be because of the hdd being a sata drive
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M/B - Jetway M26GT3-SVP
HDD - excell store 80 gb Sata
Ram - 256 mb ddr2 pc2 5300
Processor - amd Sempron 2800+
Old 11-27-2007, 01:52 PM   #2
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Just a wild-a$$ guess, but sda1 isn't a drive, it's the first partition (1) on the first drive (a). A swap "drive" needs to be it's own partition, because the filesystem format is different.

So, you would need at least two partitions, one for / and one for swap. More likely, it will try to make four partitions: /, /boot, /home, and swap.


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