Bug 22395 - [RFE] installer requires swap partition
Summary: [RFE] installer requires swap partition
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-17 03:40 UTC by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-10 21:09:14 UTC
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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-12-17 03:40:41 UTC
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 17:29:56 UTC
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 21:09:48 UTC
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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