Re: Error activating swap space
- --- In suselinuxusers@y..., "Wilfried Mestdagh" <wilfried@m...> wrote:
> Hello,install it on a
> I just ordered and got Suse Linux 8.0 CD's personal and wants to
> less importand machine to try it out. The machine (a P90) cannotboot from CD. It
> has a IDE drive of 100 Mb and a SCIC drive of 512 Mb. It has a SCICCD and MO
> device. And 24 Mb RAM.me on the
> So I created boot floppy and 3 other floppy with the drivers as told
> CD. Linux boot cannot find CD and swites to manual configuration(good if you
> know something from it). Hmmm. I can configure the thing so that itsee the SCSI
> (then it lists also CD and HDD) and LAN card and it detecktautomaticely IDE
> drive.'not enough
> When I hit install the it mount the CD, but then it display message
> memory to run YaST'. Ok probably not enought RAM, but if I continueit say: 'to
> continue enter some swap space'. OK my logic telle me that it canswap to disk.
> Then it ask me to enter a swap partition (eg.: '/dev/sda2'). So Ienter this
> (without knowing what I do !!), but it tell 'Error activating swapspace'.
>with a DOS
> Ok meanwhile I did this over and over again, and already rebooted
> diskette to format both drives C: and D: so they are empty (to besure I have
> room).so. If I hit
> If I hit alt + f4 I see messages as 'cannot read partion table' and
> alt + f9 then I come in a command interpreter. Maybe I have to dosomething over
> there, but have no idea what, because I am a complete dumb for Linux(I hope I
> learn some soom if I get it installed).Well, I am by no means an expert at Linux, but I have installed Suse
> Can someone help me ?
> thanks, Wilfried
8.0 successfully on several machines. I think it is all well to want
to try it out on a less important machine. However the machine that
you are trying to install it on doesn't seem to meet the minumum
requirements to run the Suse 8. Even if you did get it installed on
that machine you would be terribly disappointed with the performance
of the operating system. My suggestion is to create about 5 gigs of
unpartitioned space on a more powerful machine, tell the installation
to create a boot floppy for you so that LILO won't be installed on
your main system. This way you can have an easier installation and be
able to run and evaluate the Suse system much more fairly.
The Hardware requirements for the system are listed at
Hope I was able to help a little "zipper"