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Bug 22395 - [RFE] installer requires swap partition
[RFE] installer requires swap partition
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-16 22:40 EST by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-10 17:09:14 EDT
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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-12-16 22:40:41 EST
The current installer doesn't permit installs without swap, choosing instead to pout and whine. Anaconda puts every partition labeled 0x82 into 
/etc/fstab as swap without even asking -- that'd be fine, except that's not really my preferred method of accessing Solaris/x86 partitions.

If the user doesn't specify a swap partition but has enough disk space, anaconda should optionally create a swap file on the filesystem. Blindly 
mounting all 0x82 partitions as swap, though, is dangerous.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-18 12:29:56 EST
Adding to future feature requests that we will evaluate at a later time.

Thank you for the suggestion.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2001-09-10 17:09:48 EDT
The current beta release of Red Hat Linux (Roswell) will allow you to continue
to install without any swap (although it will warn you appropriately).

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