SUMMARY [Fwd: swap partition]

From: Pat Chanthavong (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 13:20:50 CDT

Hello Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who responded...

And Sorry! for the off topics. The question is too basic...
The problem was, I ran into a problem , where I made a new swap
on a new disk. I also want to making it bigger size of swap from 1Gb to
after I ran format command, I then ran "newfs" command to the partition,
when I reboot the server, it won't boot. It complain about unable to
create the
swap file. To solve my problem was, not to run "newfs" command on swap

partition, because swap is raw device.

So, the answer to my question (in case someone need to know) was to
the /etc/vfstab file and change to a new partition.


attached mail follows:

Hello everyone,

I want to make some of my existing UNIX servers to look better and have
space on a boot disk. Due to the small disk at first OS installed, the
primary swap
partition was created a separate physical disk from root, /usr and
/var. Now we
have a bigger disk (9GB) to and I to put everything on one disk.

My question to you is how do I move the primary swap partition
to point to a new disk or slice? Is there a particular file I need to

Thanks, in advanced...


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