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.