7.10 Install turned Windows partition into swap space!

Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Wed Feb 20 22:01:25 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 03:20 +0530, Raseel Bhagat wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 2:57 AM, Michael R. Head
> <burner at suppressingfire.org> wrote:
>         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 disk.

This is what I'm hoping is the case. But I couldn't find a suggestion of
such in the installer logs.

> I don't see any other explaination. 

I agree. On the other hand, if he did tell the installer to make the
partition swap, shouldn't the system have been configured to use that
partition as swap after the install?

> 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 too).

Me, too. I've never had any trouble installing, and I've tried many
versions on several system configurations.


> Thanks,
> Raseel
> www.opensourcedeal.com/blog
Michael R. Head <burner at suppressingfire.org>
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