I recently installed Vector Linux on 2 similar Dell Inspiron 4000 laptops. I configured the hard drive for both with a Gparted live CD. I partitioned each with a two ext3 Linux partitions (1 for the Linux OS/programs and 1 for data) and a swap partition (partition type = Linux Swap) that was approximately double the amount of installed RAM in megabytes.
On the one install it allowed me to specify and accepted the swap partition (/dev/hda2) during the install. On the second install, when I selected the swap setup step, it displayed a message that said skipping swap setup and went on to set up the /root partition I attempted to go back, but it skipped swap set up every time.
Can anyone tell me why this may have happened and how I can see if my one installation is actually using the swap partition even though it skipped the step of specifying the partition during the install?