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Re: Hanging of Install while initializing swap partition

On Thu, 30 May 2002 jim.rice@akuratus.com wrote:
> Hi All,
> Please pardon if this has been asked before.  I have searched but just not 
> found the answer.
> I am trying to install a vanilla instance of potato on an old Gateway 
> Laptop (P150 MMX) and a 2 Gig HD.  The machine had a previous RedHat 5.2 
> installation.
> I boot with a floppy created with the sbm.bin file and then have it boot 
> Debian from the CD-ROM.  I step through the configuration steps and have 
> set up a completely new partition table.
> 10 M to boot
> 256 M to swap (only 128 MB RAM)
> 1903 M to /
> I save the partition table and then move to initialize the swap partition. 
>  I tell the install to check for bad blocks and proceed.  Immediately 
> thereafter the screen displays a message "Initializing swap partition . . 
> ." and appears to freeze.
> Any suggestions?

It's probably not hanging. Doing the bad blocks-check takes a while, and
no progress output is shown.

How long did you wait?

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be

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