Missing swap instructions in Book 4.0

Tushar Teredesai tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Apr 24 18:51:23 PDT 2003


Jeroen Geilman wrote, On 2003/04/24 15:12:
> Which, obviously, is what was missing - I had to run 'mkswap' on the
> partition I set aside for this, in order to be able to use it as swap...
> 
> I thought this was an admittedly very small yet glaring oversight, so I
> double-checked the chapter about preparing your partition(s) (chapter 4), in
> fact scrutinised it inch by inch, but alas - no mention anywhere of running
> #mkswap /dev/xxxx for a _new_ swap partition. There are instructions for an
> already existing swap partition, but what if I put the whole LFS on a new
> disk and plan to remove it and use it as a standalone on another system ? A
> simple and basic extra 3 lines on how to actually *make* that swap partition
> were sorely missed...
> Yes *I* can figure it out for myself... but I'm not mailing this to myself
> you know.
http://linuxfromscratch.org/view/cvs/chapter03/creatingfs.html

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