Bug 150668 - Swap is not enabled
Swap is not enabled
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
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Reported: 2005-03-09 09:32 EST by Alfred Glanzer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-04 09:17:18 EDT
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As requested : fstab (789 bytes, text/plain)
2005-03-09 13:01 EST, Alfred Glanzer
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Description Alfred Glanzer 2005-03-09 09:32:38 EST
Description of problem:
Swap-space on separate partition is not working. I am not sure if this
is related to initscripts or that the naming of the swap-space in
fstab is causing this.

Manually enabling swap with swapon /dev/hd?? is working without any
problems. The command swapon -a -e does nothing !!!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
initscripts-8.05-1

Additional info:

These problems are on a clean FC4 install (through http) with a FC3
boot-disk (the FC4 boot disk does not work).
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-09 12:18:02 EST
Please attach your /etc/fstab.
Comment 2 Alfred Glanzer 2005-03-09 13:01:02 EST
Created attachment 111817 [details]
As requested : fstab

This fstab is not touched at all: original from install !
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-09 13:13:30 EST
Does:

swapon -L SWAP-hda2

work?
Comment 4 Alfred Glanzer 2005-03-09 16:30:04 EST
server /etc> swapon -L SWAP-hda2
swapon: cannot find the device for SWAP-hda2
server /etc> 

Sorry, it does not (yet) work !
Comment 5 Elliot Lee 2005-03-09 17:36:07 EST
Have you run mkswap since the install?
Comment 6 Alfred Glanzer 2005-03-10 04:45:40 EST
Yes, I did run mkswap, but on a file, because I needed some swap-space.

The disk-swap-space on my system can easily be enabled by swapon
/dev/hda2 ! I did not run mkswap on hda2.

ps: it would be very nice if, during setup, a swap-file can be choosen
as swap, and not only a separate partition !!
Comment 7 Karel Zak 2005-03-18 08:00:48 EST
You have in /etc/fstab as device identicication "LABEL=SWAP-hda2". It means the
'swapon' does exactly same work as:

     swapon -L SWAP-hda2

The conversion from LABEL to path to device (=/dev/hda2) is possible only if
there is label in swap header block. You have to run:

     mkswap -L SWAP-hda2 /dev/hda2

before "swapon -a" or "swapon -L SWAP-hda2".


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