create swap after install
Posted 24 January 2004 - 04:58 AM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:12 AM
Get Knoppix and use qtparted. Resize the last partition on the drive (from the end), create a swap partition at the end of the drive and add it to the fstab.
Is it an ext3 partiton at the end of the drive?
Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:43 AM
Using PartitonMagic assures that partitionmagic is able to read the partiitons later on if needed. You may recall, I did have trouble with qtparted corrupting the partitions, at least seemingly so, resulting int PartitionMagicbeing unable to read the drive.
So, if he knows that the last ext3 partition is hda6, for example, then the swap space partition hopefully will be hda7. Adding it elsewhere sometimes changes the partition designations
Whatever utilities that he has to view the partitons on the system could be used to id the swap space.
I use Linux fdisk very little, but I would guess that doing and fdisk /dev/hda (if this is the drive), then "p" to show the partitons will verify which is the swap. Then add the usual to his fstab.
Can't remember the correct utilities/commands right off.
Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:49 AM
when i installed morphix i made an extra 200mb partition at the end of my disk "Just in case" would i be able to use that for my swap space? the partition is still totaly empty.
Posted 24 January 2004 - 06:29 AM
Posted 24 January 2004 - 08:05 AM
If you decide it's too daunting to use fdisk to make that last partition a swap, let me ask..
If you are dual booting, is there a complete install of Trespasser on your Windows?
If so, it may be easier to just cross over into your Windows partition and run it, or copy it over to Linux, and then run with Winex3. Which version of Windows are you using?
Posted 24 January 2004 - 08:27 AM
i think i should reinstall morphix and fix what i need to....
what do u think Dan..
Since you've not yet really configured it, yes, I think a complete nuke and pave would be the path of least resistance at this point. Back up your Windows though!! Be sure tro create a / partition, a swap (1 gig if you have the space) and a /home partition. Be sure to use ext3. Don't use ext2!!