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Re: [SLE] Could Not Create Swap Partition
  • From: cygnia@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 07:19:45 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <23047.64.142.84.188.1085321985.squirrel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 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
> manually.

Thanks for the info. I also thought I'd look into the YAST module about
partitioning, but it seems like a pretty important thing to do to the
setup. I didn't want to mess with anything I'd regret later.

Bryce Hardy (Santa Rosa, CA USA)
cygnia@xxxxxxxxx

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