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    Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    Well, I'm partitioning to install Ubuntu 5.04 64 bits. When I boot up, it won't let me create SWAP partition but only normal partitions such as /, /home and so on.

    Is it eliminated or is it due to that my HDD is 300 GB and because I have 1 GB of RAM on the system?

    Anything I might have missed?

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    Re:Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    well i havent installed it on my 64bit yet but i installed it onto my ibook g4 which has 60gb hd and 640mb ram, and i was able to create swap. when im not too lazy ill try to partition and install cause i got 1gig of ram too on this amd64 box

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    Re:Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    did you toggle the swap partition to type swap?

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    Re:Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    Well, I wasn't able to find one (may be it was because too late into the night?). It seems to be working without a hitch for 3 days now so I'm not sure SWAP is even needed. Then again, I make the mistake of dedicating all 300 GB to Ubuntu ( a bit too much ) so I will just reinstall and leave some room for Kbuntu, Debian and FBSD 64 bits.

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    Re:Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    Check your /etc/fstab for anything that's labelled type "swap". You should definitely have some swap.

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    Re:Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    Well, that's the problem. There is no reference to swap being created or mounted.

    I wanted to make sure the set up was okay before I move too much data on it so it's easier to reformat.

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    Re:Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    Can one of you post your swap entry in your fstab file? I will just add swap manually when I redo my partition of 250 GB to make way for kubuntu.

    TIA

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    Re:Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    /dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0


    Still strange that you should have to add it manually.

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    Re:Ubuntu 5.04 - What happen to SWAP ?

    Well, here is my fstab entry. I haven't noticed anything about swap and it works just fine.
    Code:
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    /dev/sda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
    /dev/sda5       /data           ext3    defaults        0       2
    /dev/sda2       /home           ext3    defaults        0       2
    /dev/sda3       /var            ext3    defaults        0       2
    /dev/hdb        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
    I noticed only a tmpfs entry when I do
    Code:
    compunuts@sienna64:~$ df -h
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1              28G  1.5G   25G   6% /
    tmpfs                 500M     0  500M   0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda5             230G   33M  218G   1% /data
    /dev/sda2             9.2G  469M  8.3G   6% /home
    /dev/sda3             9.2G  177M  8.6G   2% /var
    /dev                   28G  1.5G   25G   6% /.dev
    none                  5.0M  2.8M  2.3M  55% /dev
    compunuts@sienna64:~$
    so I guess I will just have to add it manually.

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