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Bug 3499 - Must create a swap partition even if you don't use one
Summary: Must create a swap partition even if you don't use one
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-06-16 13:53 UTC by chris
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-16 18:30:25 UTC

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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

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.

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