Bug 53046 - Changing location of swap file doesn't delete old swap file
Changing location of swap file doesn't delete old swap file
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-02 13:11 EDT by Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-04 14:36:33 EDT
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Description Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney 2001-09-02 13:11:09 EDT
Description of Problem:

While attempting to upgrade my system to RC2, I chose to put a swap file on
/. This caused an out-of-space error on /, and so I chose a different
partition for the swap file.

The old swap file was left on /, even though I went back and told the
installer to put it elsewhere.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Roswell RC2
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2001-09-04 10:11:35 EDT
how did you 'go back'?  it shouldn't let you get back to the swap screen.

After we place the swap file, we enable it.  once it is enabled, we can't
disable it.
Comment 2 Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney 2001-09-04 10:35:34 EDT
I went forward one screen, decided I probebly didnt' ahve enough disk space, and
pressed the back button. 

Yes, it does add the SWAP file to my existing (this was an upgrade from rc1)
/etc/fstab.

If I had a prior swap file, this wasn't detected, nor used. (That's probably
another bug...)
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-09-05 17:12:48 EDT
I think it was detected, but you still needed more swap.

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