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Re: [SLE] Could Not Create Swap Partition
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 09:03:18 -0400
  • Message-id: <20040523090318.46828470@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 22 May 2004 22:48:08 -0700 (PDT)
cygnia@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Should I be concerned about this message during a fresh install on a
> brand new hard drive? I have 1GB of physical memory. How necessary is
> the swap partition? Thanks for any pointers.
A Swap partition is good to have, but not entirely necessary. You can
also create a swap file on your system. The mkswap(8) man page has
instructions for doing this. In Linux, the swapon(8) command turns on
the spap space, and swapoff(8) turns it off. The swapon(8) is performed
on each swap space defined in /etc/fstab when you transition to
multi-user mode during bootup. But, you can issue these commands

Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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