[svlug] Moving Linux from hdb to hda
ira at scso.com
Sat Aug 8 10:05:13 PDT 1998
On Fri, 7 Aug 1998, Michael K Vance wrote:
> 1. I got some warning message on boot about my swap space on the first
> drive... "unable to find swap-space signature". I did go into fdisk and set
> the id on /dev/hda2 to Linux swap, and this is reported as such by the fstab
did you mkswap, then swapon?
> tool in RedHat's control-panel, too. I tried to stress the system and check
> the swap space in xosview, but I don't have enough high memory apps, it seems
> (I was running Netscape, XEmacs, GIMP, and Quake2 at the same time... still
> fits under 64 megs).
simply run top. of all the programs that report the amount of RAm and
swap, it's the most readable format.
> works fine. Then I can umount. But then the directories reappear?! I can't
> rmdir it because of this. Sort of disconcerting.
what df and mount say?
> Additionally, I would like comments on this idea: I want to remove my Linux
> drive which is now on /dev/hda, and swtich /dev/hdb to /dev/hda physically,
> then install Win95 on it, then switch /dev/hda back in. Then I want LILO to
> boot /dev/hdb as an 'other', and then I want Win95 not to squeak ;). Is this
> feasible? It seems very nice and clean, and I want to play Total Annihilation
> again ;).
are you talkig about installing win95 on a secondary disk? I'm pretty sure
it will protest... it's not NT you know :-)
never tried it with 98, but my gut feeling is it will be simillarily
Ira Abramov <ira(a)scso.com> whois: IA58 (a linux enthusiast)
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