Swap problems, Linux 2.0.30/Slackware 3.4

Swap problems, Linux 2.0.30/Slackware 3.4

Post by bril » Mon, 24 Nov 1997 04:00:00

I am trying to create a swap file on the fourth partition of my IDE
hard disk /dev/hda4. I created the partition with fdisk, ran mkswap
-c /dev/hda4 <size of partition in blocks>, ran swapon /dev/hda4 and
received no errors.  However, when I run swapon -s to display active
swap partitions, I get the following message:

swapon: /proc/swaps: No such file or directory

I have re-compiled the kernel 2.0.30 to ensure that the proc
"filesystem" was there.  There is an entry in /etc/fstab for the proc
filesystem as well and I can "cd" to it and see/read any files there.

Not quite sure why this is happening as I'm rather new to Linux (not
Unix, just Linux).  I have looked through all the FAQs, HOWTOs, etc that
are on my system and the ones on the net as well, but have found
nothing.  Please respond via e-mail as well as a post to the group if
you have any ideas.  Thanks in advance.

Matthew Brill          


Swap problems, Linux 2.0.30/Slackware 3.4

Post by Friedhelm Mehner » Wed, 26 Nov 1997 04:00:00

: However, when I run swapon -s to display active
: swap partitions, I get the following message:

: swapon: /proc/swaps: No such file or directory

Hmm ....

Quote:> M1:~ # swapon -s
> swapon: illegal option -- s
> usage: swapon [-hV]
>       swapon -a [-v]
>       swapon [-v] [-p priority] special ...

What version of swapon are you using?

What does "free" tell you?


Microsoft is NOT the answer. Microsoft is the Question.
The answer is: "NO!"
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