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RE: What's the command to create swap in hurd

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent West [mailto:westk@acu.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 1:50 PM
> To: debian-hurd@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: What's the command to create swap in hurd
> Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> >   Of course this is assuming you created a swap partition and
> >   initilized it?  (I think)
> >
> >Nope, swapon doesn't care where it is going to swap to, but you can
> >also share it with GNU/Linux, but then you have to use 
> mkswapfs on the
> >file/device.
> >
> >  
> >
> So you're saying there's a "mkswapfs" command in the hurd? I 
> reckon it's 
> not yet installed then, as "locate" (after running 
> "updatedb") doesn't 
> find it. So I need to get my networking fixed, then I should 
> be able to 
> "apt-get install mkswapfs" (or whatever package it's in) and 
> initialize 
> my swap partition?
> -- 
> Kent

Not that I know of.  I think what Alfred was trying to say is that if you
wish to share swap space on Linux then you would have to run mkswapfs under

I don't know Knoppix, doesn't it's installation routine have an option for
initializing a swap partition?

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