I tried to install both slackware and debian on a machine with an old
150M Hewlett Packard ESDI drive (a nice drive in it's day). The drive
had a few bad sectors scattered around. The install scripts offered
the option of doing a -c option when they mkfs'd partions, but not
when they mkswap'd the swap partition. I didn't realize it at the
time, but my problems installing on that machine were caused by bad
sectors in the swap partition.
My conclusion is this:
Unless you are _positive_ there are no bad sectors in your swap
partition, do the mkswap by hand with the -c option.
(Now that I know what was wrong, I wish I had thet ESDI drive back
instead of the MFM drives I put in that machine.)
Grant Edwards |Yow! Loni Anderson's hair
Rosemount Inc. |should be LEGALIZED!!