[FAQ]Re: using a separate drive for swap

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at apropo.ro
Wed Feb 4 12:26:17 PST 2004

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 14:56:05 -0500
David Banning <david+dated+1076356567.15d177 at skytracker.ca> wrote:

> I have been running out of swap space on my box.
> I had an old 6.4 drive around which I thought would be
> useful to add - just for swap - even if it's overkill.
> The installation wants a root mount point.

Don't understand.

> Is that 
> necessary? I even tried to put a limited / root of
> 61 meg just to make it happy but it still gave errors.

What about checking {Handbook, FAQ, man, Google} before posting ?


> Is there an easy way to do this? 

Replace ad3s1 with your disk:

bsdlabel -w -n ad3s1 | sed '/a:/s/16/0/; /a:/s/unused/swap/; /a:/s/a:/b:/;' > /tmp/mylabel
bsdlabel -R ad3s1 /tmp/mylabel
swapon /dev/ad3s1b
echo '/dev/ad3s1b             none            swap    sw              0       0' >> /etc/fstab

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