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Author Topic: Standard Gold 7: never prompted for SWAP partition selection?  (Read 3473 times)
Rytz
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« on: May 11, 2013, 12:49:07 pm »

Hi:

This is somewhat in conjunction with another issue I just resolved:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=17553.0

I had a swap partition created (GPT-style drive) using gparted in SG7 but the install process never prompted me to select it.  I had re-done the installation many times so plenty of opportunities there.  Vector Linux Light had always prompted me to select a swap.

After the installation and configuration process was complete for VLSG7, I checked /etc/fstab and saw no entries for the swap partition.  Using "swapon -s" showed no swaps info.

After adding the entry manually in /etc/fstab, the swap seems to be working correctly.

Should I have seen a SWAP selection screen during setup?  Just curious.

Any other configuration stuff I should be worried about in regards to manually setting up a swap?

Thanks.
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 12:30:36 pm »

If you system is running, you probably have nothing to worry about.  Depending on how you installed, and your system hardware specs, you may not even need swap space. ...

In other words... if your apps are working fine... you're good Wink
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Rytz
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 01:32:49 pm »

If you system is running, you probably have nothing to worry about.  Depending on how you installed, and your system hardware specs, you may not even need swap space. ...

In other words... if your apps are working fine... you're good Wink
Thanks M0E - I was just concerned since every distro that I've used has asked to setup / configure a SWAP space.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 04:55:32 am »

If you want to add swap after installation, it's easy to do with a swapfile. You don't have to worry about changing your disk layout, and it can be adjusted as needed.

Read this guide: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-add-a-swap-file-howto/
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