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10.3: Move swap to another partition in Panther
Authored by: EatingPie on Nov 14, '03 12:05:57PM

It is sounding like both methods do the job, and do it right. I will give yours a shot when I get my computer back from Apple (soon... Please!!!)

But in the mean time....

[T]hat's what I though too, and what the fsck manpage leads one to believe; unfortunately it's not the case, fsck still ignores /etc/fstab on Panther :-( (it only uses netinfo which is not running yet in /etc/rc.boot of course).

I had not seen the effects of this because the filesystem referenced in my /etc/fstab was journaled, where it doesn't matter that fsck has not been run, as it always mounts cleanly.

Hmm. But as I mentioned, I am not using journaling. And the fsck is most definitely getting done. Nothing I tried re-mounted the Swap partition after a forced reboot. It was only after I checked the /etc/rc.boot and added the /etc/fstab entry that it worked.

I do know that adding an /etc/fstab entry in Jaguar didn't work... though what version of Jaguar, I can't remember (all probably!). But in Panther, the entry is causing the fsck to get done, and it's behaving during boot exactly as expected.

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-Pie


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