Swap of 4 Gigs

Guillermo Garron guillermo.fedora at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 04:33:46 UTC 2006

Hi thanks!

On 11/16/06, Constantine Evans <constantine at evanslabs.org> wrote:
> Guillermo Garron wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to know if it is a bug, or I am the "bug" i was trying to
> > install ubuntu drapper on a pentium IV, 1 Gig RAM, i was installing
> > from the live CD.
> >
> > I chosed to make my own partition arrangement, and try to stablish a
> > 4096 Mbytes Swap, but the installation halted each time i tried it.
> >
> > Once i reconfigure to use only 2048 Mbytes, i could finish the
> > instalation, is there a limitation on the size of swap?
> >
> > thanks
> >
> Have you tried doing this with the alternate CD instead (the generic
> answer to problems with the live CD based installation)?
No, i did not tried with it, I supposed that the only difference could
be the options, and the packages the discs have, not the functionality
of them.
> I'm not *quite* sure what would be causing the failure. I can understand
> why the installation would fail for more than 4 GiB of RAM on a 32 bit
> system (> 2^32 addresses), and so I would guess that this also happens
> for RAM+swap being > 4 GiB. If the normal alternate installer doesn't
> work, you should try using the server installation, or something that
> uses the -server or -server-bigiron kernels. I'm reasonably certain that
> these have > 4 GiB ram support.
So you mean, that the kernels are not the same if I do the
installation from one or other CD?
Is that why i have no support for SMB Kernel even though i have a
Pentium IV HP?, both CENTOS and FEDORA detected that and install the
.smb kernels.
> Also, out of curiosity, what are you planning on doing with such a large
> swap partition?
Just because, i was planing to add another GIG to my system to make it
2 Gig RAM and mantain the "rule" of having the swap doubles the RAM.
> Yours,
> Constantine Evans
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Guillermo Garron
"Linux IS user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are."
(Using FC5, CentOS4.4 and Ubuntu 6.06)

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