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Mounting Swap Partition
« on: August 10, 2009, 07:18:57 pm »
I installed Vector Linux, but forgot to make a swap partition.
My computer is working, but its slow. I've had my computer freeze up completely several times when I had more than one program opened.

I used my Gparted live CD to make a swap partition, but when I try to mount it using VASM I get an error: "Unable to mount dev/hda2, try formatting?"

No tried reformatting the partition but keep getting the same error.


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Re: Mounting Swap Partition
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 07:43:21 pm »
Here is a good guide on how to manually enable swap, as well as how to edit your fstab for automatic operation.


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Re: Mounting Swap Partition
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 08:15:38 pm »
You dont mount swap partitions you just nable them
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mkswap /dev/hda2
swapon /dev/hda2

and to make sure it loads up at boot
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echo "/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
Do all that as root