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Re: Best way to create a swap partition

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 18:31:45 +0100
Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 12:14:14PM +0100, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I finally decided to enable sleep on my laptop. So I got the latest
> > patches as posted here on the list, and as I understand the kernel
> > documentation, I need a swap partition for it to work. Since I had
> > previously read tips to not use swap on a laptop, I had not (yet)
> > created a swap partion.
> > 
> > I tried using fdisk. Contrary to fdisk on x86/alpha I could not change
> > the partition type of an existing partion. So I deleted an unused one
> > and tried to recreate it. But I am never asked for a partition type, I
> > always get a "Linux native". When I use "C" instead of "c" I can set a
> > partition type, but there is no help on what I can choose here, fdisk
> > simply accepts anything, it appears.
> > 
> > So: How do I create a swap partion on ppc?
> USe parted :)


you can create a swap "filesystem" on an existing partition in this way 
(*be carefull* because this command erase your data in that partition):

mkswap /dev/hdaX   

now you can enable the swap partition with this command:

swapon /dev/hdaX

and now you can change the configuration in /etc/fstab

Bye, MB

Q:	Do you know what the death rate around here is?
A:	One per person.

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