Swap fails to Initialize! Help

Swap fails to Initialize! Help

Post by kevin gourl » Sun, 23 Aug 1998 04:00:00

I installed Debian on a 486 with 4mb, but when I get to
the Setup Menu and select "Initialize Swap partition"
it does it's thing then says "Device or Resource Busy".
I have tried IRC with no luck.
The partition is 28mb on a 122 drive. It was partition
as Primary, and set to Swap. Everything else installed ok,
but without the Swap I can't actually do anything.
Tried mkswap with swapon and recieved the same error...

Kevin Gourley
Carleton U

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