7.10 Install turned Windows partition into swap space!

Raseel Bhagat raseelbhagat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 21:50:48 UTC 2008

Hi Michael,

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:57 AM, Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>

> On Wed, 2008-02-20 at 22:50 +0200, Alexandra Zaharia wrote:
> /dev/sda5 is the swap partition and is setup just fine.
> What I'm saying is that the install process initialized _two_ swap
> partitions. One was the resized windows partition, the other was a newly
> created partition. The newly created partition is up and running as swap
> just fine.
> (cat /proc/swaps shows this as expected)

Is it possible that the student who was installing Ubuntu, by a genuine
mistake, changed the partition type to swap during manually partitioning the

I don't see any other explaination.

Such a behaviour has NEVER occured before. I have installed Alphas, Betas as
well as stable Ubuntu's right from Hoary Hedgehog days (and a LOT of time

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