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Old 09-13-2004, 03:18 AM   #1
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swap partition by /dev/hands :)

I set up my slack 10 without a swap prtition, now i wanna set it up, i used fdisk, created a swap patrition, then, mkswap... then i wrote this line in /etc/fstab:
/dev/hda5        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
Disk /dev/hda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1       18000   144584968+  83  Linux
/dev/hda2           18001       19000     8032500   83  Linux
/dev/hda3           19001       19457     3670852+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5           19001       19457     3670821   82  Linux swap

Command (m for help):
But, #top:
Mem:    384768k total,   354984k used,    29784k free,   117260k buffers
Swap:        0k total,        0k used,        0k free,    79208k cached
I cant find my swap

Last edited by kaN5300; 09-13-2004 at 03:29 AM.
Old 09-13-2004, 03:20 AM   #2
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Did you try with swapon -a ?
Old 09-13-2004, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thnx a lot =)
root@portal:/home/kan5300# mkswap /dev/hda5
Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 3758915 kB
root@portal:/home/kan5300# swapon -a
Mem:    384768k total,   285188k used,    99580k free,   101232k buffers
Swap:  3670812k total,        0k used,  3670812k free,    16420k cached


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