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Re: enabling swap space



On Tuesday 29 June 2004 11:32 pm, Ayan wrote:
> the mahine hangsup when
> ENABLING SWAP SPACE is encountered during bootup....??

hmm.. maybe try the following:

1. Edit /etc/fstab, and comment out the line that has "Swap". So you will be 
running without swap for now (which is OK, temporarilly).

2. Then reboot. Maybe better to reboot and go to runlevel 1 (ie. run linux in 
single mode). If you don't know how to run linux in single mode from Grub 
bootloader, please search the web for instruction.

3 Once you get terminal in single mode, try turn on swap manually by using 
command:
$> swapon /dev/hdaX

where /dev/hdaX is your swap partition, assuming you're using IDE drive as 
primary drive. Change X with the partition number, or adjust it to your 
system.

What does it says? 

Please also, after trying that, give us the ouput of
$> free

Maybe also the gives us the partition table of your drive, are you sure you 
have swap partition there? 

Hope that helps.

RDB

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Reuben D. Budiardja
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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