Bug 6753 - Can't do graphical install without specifying swap partition
Can't do graphical install without specifying swap partition
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-11-05 08:17 EST by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-05 12:30:18 EST
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Description Jonathan Kamens 1999-11-05 08:17:00 EST
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 12:30:59 EST
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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