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Old 03-19-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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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.

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

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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