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Bug#34072: while installing, can't get swapon to work for sun4u

Package: boot-floppies
Architecture: sparc

>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Dunham <dunham@cse.msu.edu> writes:

Steve> Adam Di Carlo <aph@debian.org> writes:
>> >> set to linux swap type, no flags, mkswap it, then run swapon --
>> >> again, "invalid argument".
>> >>>>> "Mark" == Mark W Eichin <eichin@thok.org> writes:
Mark> This may be a red herring, but I used to see that all the time
Mark> with swap *files* on x86 2.0... because for some reason you had
Mark> to "sync" between the mkswap and swapon or the kernel would read
Mark> the disk block instead of the buffered block, or something like
Mark> that.  Couldn't hurt to try...

>> This is strange.  It works perfectly in linux now, now that I have
>> the base system installed.  So I don't think that's it.

Steve> The bootfloppies use different code, which doesn't seem to get
Steve> along with the Ultra kernel.

The upshot is that on the Sun4u kernel, you can't add swap in dinstall
right now, or even at the console with swapon.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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