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Bug 3499

Summary: Must create a swap partition even if you don't use one
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: chris
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 1999-06-16 18:30:25 UTC Type: ---
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Description chris 1999-06-16 13:53:44 UTC
Currently, install requres a Linux swap partition to exist
before the install can proceed.  Ironically, a subsequent
screen permits you to not use a swap partition and continue.

On today's large memory systems, it should be permitted to
install and run Linux without a swap partition at all.

Current workaround:  make a 1 MB (or single-cylinder) swap
partition

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-16 18:30:59 UTC
Performing the installation in "expert" mode will allow you to get
around this requirement.  This is not a bug in the system, but rather
a safety feature.