Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58803
Can't choose format as swap on swap partition > 2048MB during install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:39:12 EDT
Description of Problem:
The installation will not allow formatting of a swap partition > 2048MB
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use fdisk to create a large swap partition (4GB is plenty)
2. Attempt to explicitly have the installer format the swap partition
(i.e. Edit partition, make sure format as swap is selected, choose ok)
Error With Request
The size of the swap partition (size = 4000.0 MB) exceeds
the maximum size of 2048 MB.
and the edit of the partition must be cancelled
Not beeing able to handle individual swap space overs 2GB reflects a kernel
limitation. You can create several swap partitions of 2GB each.
2GB is *not* a kernel limitation on Alpha...
From the Partition howto
Currently, the maximum size of a swap partition is architecture-dependent. For
i386 and PowerPC, it is approximately 2Gb. It is 128Gb on alpha, 1Gb on sparc,
and 3Tb on sparc64.
This should be fixed in the upcoming release.
I'm closing this case because it was fixed in the Feb 22 delivery. Please let
us know if you still see any problems with this issue.