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Old 02-15-2003, 03:28 AM   #16
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Yeah it was 512mb, the 32mb partition i believe is some dell thing, im not 100% on that either though
 
Old 02-15-2003, 03:30 AM   #17
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Sounds good to me then, go for the idea to make swap, then edit your fstab back to your swap partition.

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Old 02-15-2003, 03:33 AM   #18
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ok if you are shure that is/was your swap partition then you probably want to run
mkswap /dev/hda1

I would mount the partion first to see whats on it to make sure
incase you needed it

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/<mount point> assuming its a FAT partition.
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ok i did mkswap ill reboot and see how it goes
 
Old 02-15-2003, 03:39 AM   #20
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hmm, it still shows the error message and its still fat16 in fdisk, what exactly should i be changing my fstab back to?
 
Old 02-15-2003, 03:41 AM   #21
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The problem is that the swap space needs to be a certain fs otherwise it won't work properly. How comfortable are you with fdisk? though give me a few to look up using a swap file might be able to go that route if you want.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 03:43 AM   #22
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I was going to "Affero" you, but I noticed you weren't signed up. If you don't want to, that's cool; but nice catch

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Ok I signed up for allero seemed like a good idea. The only reason I knew anything about his problem was because I just recently install Gentoo which has given me a better understanding of linux in general.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 03:47 AM   #23
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well im comfortable with fdisk in windows if its similar i might be able to figure it out, but im a complete newbie so if you could help me out that would be great hehe
 
Old 02-15-2003, 03:52 AM   #24
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welp what i had in mind is that you delete the partition and then recreate it you just need to know whether it was a primary partition or an extended. then run mkswap. on it

cfdisk might work better for you

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Old 02-15-2003, 03:58 AM   #25
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i dont really know what cfdisk is, and i looked at the manual entry for fdisk and that didnt really give me much of a better understanding of how to use it.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 04:00 AM   #26
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Its another fdisk like program but its much easier to use. type it in as root and see if you have it.
 
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nope dont have it
 
Old 02-15-2003, 04:04 AM   #28
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unfortunately I have to crash since its 4 am where i am.

here is what i suggest.
you can look around for cfdisk http://sourceforge.net is pretty good for stuff.

remove the partition
recreate the partition
mkswap /dev/hda1

this will hopefully make the swap file work again.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 04:07 AM   #29
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yeah its 4am here, im going to bed too, that can be a project for tomorrow, thanks a lot for all your help, much appreciated
 
  


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