RedHat6.2 Installation Error: "Error creating swap on device hda9"

RedHat6.2 Installation Error: "Error creating swap on device hda9"

Post by John Dailin » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



I make it into the formatting step of the installation and then I get
the error message "Error creating swap on device hda9".

I have a 30GB Maxtor hardrive and 256 MB RAM.

I've tried LINUX MEM=256M, and LINUX HDA=3736,255,63 prior to install.

What are the limitations with swap partitions?
Also this may not be a swap partition problem, I've heard that the swap
partition is the first one created.

I appreciate your help.
Thanks.

 
 
 

RedHat6.2 Installation Error: "Error creating swap on device hda9"

Post by Gustin Kiffne » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


The only limit on swap space is that it can't be greater than about 127
megs.  Did you exceed that?


Quote:> I make it into the formatting step of the installation and then I get
> the error message "Error creating swap on device hda9".

> I have a 30GB Maxtor hardrive and 256 MB RAM.

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RedHat6.2 Installation Error: "Error creating swap on device hda9"

Post by Bob Marti » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> The only limit on swap space is that it can't be greater than about 127
> megs.  Did you exceed that?

That limitation has been gone for some time, since the 2.2.x kernels.
--

Bob Martin

 
 
 

RedHat6.2 Installation Error: "Error creating swap on device hda9"

Post by Craig Kelle » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> The only limit on swap space is that it can't be greater than about 127
> megs.  Did you exceed that?

Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2231 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1             1        13    104391   83  Linux
/dev/sda2            14       275   2104515   83  Linux
/dev/sda3           276       341    530145   82  Linux swap
/dev/sda4           342      2231  15181425   83  Linux

512MB of swap on that partition.

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