[lug] Error creating swap...
Andrew.Reberry at colorado.edu
Sat Jan 13 18:40:25 MST 2001
> Remove all reference to hda5 from /etc/fstab. If there isn't something
> there, then it is something more bizarre.
Thanks. That worked. For knowledge sake, can I ask what the problem was
with having it in there?
----- Original Message -----
From: "D. Stimits" <stimits at idcomm.com>
To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2001 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [lug] Error creating swap...
> Andrew Reberry wrote:
> > Hey All,
> > Well, I should have expected this. I finally found some free time to
> > backup, reformat, and upgrade my linux machine to RH 7.0. However after
> > doing so I keep getting the error during the installation:
> > "Error creating swap on device hda5"
> > This error is given to me when my native linux partition is formatted.
> > However I do not believe /dev/hda5 is being formatted during this time
> > all. After the installation I get the error during bootup:
> > "Activating swap partitions: swapon: /dev/hda5: No Such Device
> > [ FAILED ]"
> > I believe my problem is the way I am using fdisk to remove partitions
> > making my fresh install. I have gone through the installation process
> > now and have gotten the same result. Can someone tell me the exact way
> > delete all data from the hard drive before making a fresh install?
> > just when I thought I might actually know a tiny bit about linux...
> > goes that)
> > Any help is appreciated.
> > Andrew Reberry
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