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Re: Trouble in making swap area

To: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Subject: Re: Trouble in making swap area
From: Masashi Sasahara/笹原正司 <sasahm@taec.toshiba.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 17:41:59 -0800
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 6 Feb 1998 19:40:00 -0500 (EST)"
References: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980206193645.7374B-100000@lager.engsoc.carleton.ca>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Hi, Alex,

> >   I'm trying to install linux onto indy using vmlinux-970916-efs
> > and Linux-installer-0.1d which is on ftp.linux.sgi.com.
> >   Actually I failed to start "installer" so I extracted
> > root-be-0.03 by hand. So I managed to install everything in
> > root-be-0.01.cpio. but I'm having a problem on creating swap
> > area.
> 
> Uh, are you using root-be 0.01, or 0.03?  I believe 0.03 has mkswap in it,
> but 0.01 does not.

  Oh, I'm sorry. 0.01 way typo. I used 0.03.


> What happened when you tried to run the installer?

  It simply says "Command not found" though I could execute
other binaries like ls or whatever came with root-be-0.03.tar.gz.


> You probably don't need mkswap at this point anyway, since there really
> aren't that many applications in root-be that will chew up that much

 Oh, I should write more about where I am now.
 I booted linux kernel via tftp, made ext2 filesystem on indy's
drive, and I extracted root-be-0.03 by hand (because of
installer's problem), and installed RPM stuffs.

> space.  The goal should be to put root-be on your filesystem, and from
> there install all the RPMS (which contain mkswap in util-linux).
                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 Great! that's what I want to know!!
Maybe I haven't extracted that (or forgot to get).

 Thank you very much. I'll try that.

-Masashi Sasahara

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