Re: Windows swap use

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sat Nov 11 2000 - 00:08:42 CET

On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 10:32:52PM +0100, Ondrej Kavka nicely wrote:
> I have been experimenting with using of the windows win386.swp as a swap
> file and have these experiences: whenever i create a small script containing
> just these lines:
> mkswap /DOS/win386.swp
> swapon /DOS/win386.swp
> swapon fails with 'swap-file signature' error. Whenever I write these lines
> on the command line, evrything works usually fine. Sometimes not, and I have
> to run the second command several times until it gets convinced. Anyone has
> better experiences? I would love to put the commands into startup scripts
> and not to have to type them all the time..

It is better to blank the file with dd if=/dev/zero; a "sync" before
swapon should be also nice.


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