[CoLoCo] I'm confused about how the disk works

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 13:02:39 BST 2007

On 10/25/07, Kenneth D. Weinert <kenw at quarter-flash.com> wrote:

> Here's where the problem comes in - in top I see that I have no swap,
> but looking at fdisk shows a swap partition and if I type
> swapon /dev/sda5 then suddenly I have a bunch of swap available.
> In fstab both /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda5 are commented out.

I can't begin to guess how you reached this state of affairs, but you
will need to uncomment a line in fstab to have your swap activated
automatically at boot time. Otherwise, you will have no swap until you
issue a swapon command. In all Ubuntu installs that I have done, swap
is handled and registered in fstab automatically.

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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