Re: yellowdog-general Digest 11 Jul 2000 02:02:29 -0000 Issue 195

Subject: Re: yellowdog-general Digest 11 Jul 2000 02:02:29 -0000 Issue 195
From: Ed Jaeger (
Date: Fri Jul 14 2000 - 15:22:24 MDT

You can look at the partition table with 'pdisk'. Assuming you have a
swap partition set up you can use 'mkswap' to set it up, 'swapon' to
activate it, and make an entry in /etc/fstab to activate it everytime
you start.

If you don't have a swap partition you can use a regular disk file for
swap as well. Just check the man pages for the commands I listed. wrote:
> Hello list people,
> I have been fiddling with YDL 1.2 on a Powerbook G3 1999, 128 MB RAM, 400 MHZ.
> This list, along with other Linux resources, has been very helpful in solving a
> variety of install problems. I have successfully got 24 bit color in X-windows
> (KDE), use F11 and F12 as 2nd and 3rd mouse buttons, and downloaded and built
> latest PHP, MYSQL and APACHE versions (the whole reason I am trying Linux). I
> hope I can contribute to the list as time goes on.
> Now, my problem: I have an invalid argument in my SWAP partition setup, so SWAP
> fails at boot. (I must have screwed up during the install) I have tried using
> LinuxConf and swapon to change the arguments, but can't see the partition table.
> Anyone have a suggestion as to what to do. I am reluctant to reinstall, but
> will do that if necessary.
> Thanks in advance.
> John Newsom

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