NO swap format

  • 64chambers
Posted: Fri, 01/23/2009 - 04:25
How do I get the debian installer not to format my swap during manual install?

Well Harley I would like my

  • 64chambers
  • 11/13/08
  • Thu, 01/29/2009 - 04:15
Well Harley I would like my name to be 64chambers

Edit name...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 01/26/2009 - 17:48
Try clicking in your user name in the post above this one. You should see your user profile, and the edit tab should be visible if you are logged in. Let me know. Otherwise enter your preferred username here and I will edit it for you...

Mick.ca yeah I tried

  • 64chambers
  • 11/13/08
  • Fri, 01/23/2009 - 23:31
Mick.ca yeah I tried looking for that option but I only found the option to format and use swap or not to use swap at all. I am working with 6 gigs of ram. Can I get buy without using the swap? Oh yeah how do I change my name?

Changes

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 01/23/2009 - 23:48
To change name: go to your user menu and change it there. If you cannot change it, let me know what you want it to be ;-) I would rather edit the fstab and let the system format the swap. You only need to edit it once per install, and only if you have dual boot. Not a big deal...

Hey Harley I don't see the

  • 64chambers
  • 11/13/08
  • Mon, 01/26/2009 - 08:21
Hey Harley I don't see the user menu... Where is it? I see create content and log out

There is an option

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Fri, 01/23/2009 - 18:20
as i recall, when you install debian, the partitioner (in manual mode) with give you the option to keep the home diretcory swap etc. intact without formatting. i've had the same home directory for four years now. by clicking on the selected partition you can manually "keep" or format...You can also set mount points... if memory serves me correctly

Oh ok I can see that. But

  • 64chambers
  • 11/13/08
  • Fri, 01/23/2009 - 16:54
Oh ok I can see that. But thier is no option to stop the debian installer from formating my swap? install -no swap format or something? lol any ways 64 studio rocks

OK

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 01/23/2009 - 08:09

It must have been a long time since I tried this...

You were not mislead. You will have to disable UUID on you swap - IMHO swap does not need a UUID.

quote from http://wolfger.wordpress.com/2007/08/31/ubuntu-and-uuid/

I remember seeing the UUID mounting entries in fstab. I don’t like things I don’t understand, so I decided to convert the UUID line for “swap” that you see above into something more sane, and recognizable to any Linux admin:

/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0

I read that formating the

  • 64chambers
  • 11/13/08
  • Fri, 01/23/2009 - 06:01
I read that formating the swap kills the UUID and Ubuntu intrepid grub kernel entries are automatically setup with UUID. So I don't want to have to edit the UUID with every install. OR have I been mislead?

Does not matter

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 01/23/2009 - 05:52
Your swap partition does not keep any information after shutdown, so it does not matter. I have successfully installed 3 different distributions on my system before, sharing one swap and each install formatted the swap drive... I only run 64 Studio now though.