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hi everybody I am using is fedora 4 i forgot to give the swap space while installation i have free space on my disk and i want to add swap ...
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    creation of swap space after installation


    hi everybody

    I am using is fedora 4

    i forgot to give the swap space while installation

    i have free space on my disk and i want to add swap space.

    please tell me how to add the swap space

    thanks
    inadvance

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    Linux Guru anomie's Avatar
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    Let's see:

    1. Create the swap partition using fdisk.
    2. Set up the swap area using mkswap.
    3. Activate the swap area using swapon.
    4. Set up an /etc/fstab entry for it. You can use something like:
    Code:
    /dev/hda3            swap                 swap       defaults                0 0
    This assumes the swap partition is fourth partition of first physical drive. You will want to adjust accordingly for yourself. I think that should do it.

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    You can use a swap file as well.
    Code:
    Here is an example for a swap file:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/usr/local/swapfile bs=1000000 count=200 (200mb swap file)
    chmod 600 /usr/local/swapfile
    mkswap /usr/loca/swapfile
    swapon /usr/local/swapfile
    
    Then add this line to your /etc/fstab
    /usr/local/swapfile swap swap defaults 0 0
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