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  1. #1

    no swap partition

    that's right i have no swap partition. i forgot to make one on the install. would that be why it took literally 30 minutes to boot the first time i started mandriva? i have 1gig of ram btw. anyway, if i create a swap partition now, will mandriva know to use it?


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    with 1 gig of ram you don't need a swap IMHO. If you want ot add it, you will need to add the swap line to your /etc/fstab
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    arch linux
    I seriously doubt that the lack of a swap file is causing the slow boot. There's something else going on there.

    You don't have to have a swap file as long as you have plenty of ram. If you plan to run lots of apps at once, you might need one, though. You can create one if you have an unused partition on your drive. Use all of it for swap, or just delete it and then make two partitions out of it. Use one of them for the new swap partition, and use the other for whatever.

    Don't forget to add a new entry to your /etc/fstab file.

    AHHH... Vergil beat me to it! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozar
    AHHH... Vergil beat me to it! :P
    I didn't read the part about he slow boot

    look in /var/log/* or type dmesg and see if there are any errors on the boot
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    I agree as well. I run 512 RAM with no swap and have never missed it. The slow boot is a puzzle...
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    i can i ran dmesg, and found out two things:

    1.) i have dma disabled
    2.) i have lot's of I/O errors on various sectors

    i think my harddrive is dying, say a prayer for it will you please?

    unless it's the dma issue, but i'm planning the funeral.

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