Bug 6753 - Can't do graphical install without specifying swap partition
Summary: Can't do graphical install without specifying swap partition
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-11-05 13:17 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-05 17:30:18 UTC


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Description Jonathan Kamens 1999-11-05 13:17:00 UTC
My new PC has 256Mb of RAM.  I really don't need a swap
partition.  Nevertheless, when I attempted to install RedHat
6.1 using the graphical installer, it wouldn't let me
proceed past the disk druid without specifying a swap
partition.

It would be fine for the installer to display a warning if
the user attempts to proceed without a swap partition.  But
it really shouldn't be mandatory.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-05 17:30:59 UTC
This is the programmed behavior of the installer and therefore not a
bug.  There are a couple of ways around this little feature however.
One, you can run the installer in expert mode, which will allow you to
skip specifying a swap partition.  The other is that you perform the
install in normal mode, but just specify a 1M swap partition which you
then remove from /etc/fstab as soon as you reboot the machine.


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