Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117675
Typo in swap partition increase text - refers to 2.4 kernel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
I recently upgraded a RH 9 machine to Fedora Core 2 Test 1. During
the process, the installation program told me that I had no swap
partition and that I needed one because *2.4* [my emphasis] kernels
require more swap space than older kernels. (I forget the exact
message and I can't reproduce, now that my machine is upgraded).
The main reason that I upgraded to Fedora Core 2 was was for the 2.6
kernel, so I found this reference to the 2.4 kernel confusing, since
it implies that Fedora 2 uses a 2.4 kernel, which isn't true. In my
opinion, it would be better to say that the *2.6* kernel requires more
swap than older kernels.
I ran the en-US install. The same typo may exist in other localizations.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH 9
2. Upgrade to Fedora Core 2, Test 1
I can't remember if my machine had a swap partition before it was
upgraded. It was running RH 9, which is a 2.4 kernel, which makes me
think that it must have had one. (Which is another reason I found the
text of the message confusing.) Maybe I did have a swap partition and
it just wasn't big enough.
Anyway, I don't know I triggered the increase-your-swap-partition-size
message, so I don't know enough to give a good repro. Still, this bug
should be findable by looking over the text in the en-US localization.
We don't show this screen anymore