Re: plextor px-708uf: cannot get disk type
On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 05:43:46PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Note that I always
> install Linux in an extedned partition because Linux likes to call a Solaris
> Partition a "Linux Swap" partition. Fortunately, it does not swap on it
> immediately if there is no Linux swap signature on it.
That's somewhat misleading. Linux doesn't automatically start swapping
on any partition with label "82" in the partition table. You have to
explicitly issue the swapon command, or have the partition listed in
/etc/fstab, to use it for swap space.
And, as mentioned above, there must also be a valid swap signature,
created with mkswap.
If your distribution's installation tool automatically puts all partitions
it doesn't recognize into /etc/fstab as swap, then that's a problem with
your distribution's installation tool, not with Linux. Try Debian instead.