Slackware :: Use Existing Swap Instead Of Creating A New One

Dec 22, 2009

Slackware 13.0, about to install it. I do have an existing Ubuntu installation with a roomy 5 GB of swap.

In the installer of Slackware, what should I do to use this swap?

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General :: Creating Mirror Of Existing Volume ?

Sep 18, 2009

Could we create mirror of the existing volume in Linux. Is yes please let me know the procedure to create the mirror of existing Logical volume in Linux.

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General :: Creating Dump Of Existing File?

Oct 21, 2009

How to create a dump of an existing file and how to restore it with command line?

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Server :: Creating LVM With Existing Raid - With Data On It

Apr 24, 2009

I have a system that has the following partitions:

Now SDC is a new drive I added. I would like to pool that new drive with the raided drives to give myself more space on my existing system (and structure). Is this possible since my raid already has data on it?

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Debian :: Creating A New Swap Partition ?

Jul 3, 2011

Currently my system runs on two disks, sda 30GB and sdc 1GB. sdb is my data disk. I have set the partitions as sda1 /boot, sda2 /(root) and sdc1 /(swap).

Thinking that sdc was udma33 i used the disk for a swap area. Later i found out that it is pio4 and i want to relocate my swap area to sda.

Using GParted Live i am planning to create a swap partition to sda. Will fixing the entry in fstab be enough to correct this or do i need to do something more?

I could also use some advice on which live debian image i can install in sdc, to use for rescuing purposes. The capacity of the disk is 1080MB.

As a side note, the images i find for usd-hdd are direct download. Are there any torrent files for these?

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Fedora :: Creating Swap Space In 14

Dec 21, 2010

i had to install oracle in my required a certain amount of swap space which i didnt have... i tried to create it using the datadump command... dd if=/dev/zero of=/extraswapf bs=1M count=512 i then rebooted and made the swapfile using: mkswap /extraswap i then made the entry in /etc/fstab as follows "/extraswap swap swap default 0 0" and i used the command : swapon /extraswap the swap space was visible after that... but after rebooting the swap space is not visibille

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Ubuntu :: Help In Creating Swap Space

Mar 10, 2009

I had just installed gparted , not used yet.I have a problem , at the time of installation i havent created necessary swap space , my linux partition contains 30GB with ext2 filesystem..I'm fully having this , but my question is with the above mentioned tool can I recreate swap space from this 30GB , like 20GB as user space and rest 10 as swap space . Can I?

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General :: Creating Image From Existing Installed CentOs

Mar 22, 2010

I have just finished installing (after hard work ) Centos 5.4 x86 configured with Snort & Snorby as frontend web, i would like to create from this installation kind of image that could fit to almost any hardware type.

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General :: Creating Swap - Using Ubuntu On Virtual Box

Dec 8, 2010

[URL] using Ubuntu on Virtual Box and creating SWAP partition on /dev/sdb1. I tried this guide and getting error
Code: [URL]

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Debian :: Creating New Profiles Based On Existing Profile In Gnome

Oct 8, 2010

I'm setting up my profile in gnome right now, with things like fonts, themes, wallpapers, iceweasel settings, menu settings, and I'm going to be adding a couple new users. Rather than re-do everything again, I thought I'd just create the new user, copy over my home dir, chown it to the new user and then login to make minor final adjustments, like specifiying where the music dir is and such.Just wondering if there'd be any problems with this, since it's just an idea I think should work but have never tried it. Any experience, or warnings?

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Debian :: Making Remaster - Creating LiveCD From Existing Image

Jan 10, 2011

I'm looking for a way to create a live cd from the existing image. I'd like to include some sort of installer, I've found gui remaster utilities, but none for the shell only. I need to setup the image to automatically login, so the user could just pop in the cd and start it up without a monitor or keyboard.

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Debian :: Creating Mirror Back-up Hot Swap Server?

Mar 20, 2011

I am currently running Debian on a system with 3 scsi hard drives with Raid and have an identical back up server. I want to schedule a daily "mirror" copy of the server operating system and data so that if the primary server drops I can move the network plug to the next server and be back in business. Can someone let me know what would be the best solutions for this? I am new to linux so this may be an obvious question so if it is I applogize but I have been searching through the forums and have not found an adeqate solution.

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Ubuntu :: Creating Bootable Disk For Existing Grub On Flash Drive?

Aug 5, 2010

I wish to create a bootable disk for my existing grub legacy. I do not have a floppy drive. Could this be done on a CD-RW or flash drive?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Creating A Fedora CD From An Existing System

Apr 6, 2009

I want to find out how to create a Fedora installation CD from an existing Fedora System. I cant find my CDs and I want to set up another system. What commands do i use or how do I go about it.

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Slackware :: Low Use Of Swap Devices

Jan 6, 2010

I am running Slackware 13.0 on an computer with low memory (128 MB, i thought). When I type "free -m" in xterm terminal it displays.In the last line it displays only 5 MB used of 687. Is that normal?

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Slackware :: No Sound And Possible No Swap

Oct 19, 2010

I got two problems. Problem 1 the sound is kind of sketchy..I thought the sound card got blown. But I heard my friend got sound on it again before we put Slackware on. Next I left him to install it while I went to class. I don't think he put a swap in. The computer is painfully slow and it can't even switch users because it looks like the ram got murdered or something. My Questions are how to test / get a working sound card. I did do the alsamixer I think the command is and turn the volume levels up yet I don't hear anything.

As far as the swap partions I don't there is one but I am not sure how to look / check to where if he made it to small or not at all.

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General :: No Swap Usage - Slackware 13

Nov 29, 2010

I'm using slackware about a month now and two days ago I checked to see the usage of my RAM and I saw that there was no swap, no used, no total, nothing! (how can this be?) swap -s returned nothing, I checked fstab and there was swap there so I entered the line about swap:

"UUID=6ea9269a-6bf7-4486-b481-a54dd3bde314 none swap sw 0 0"

I believe it' s correct. I checked after restart with "free" and the total was ok but used is 0. I copied about 5 GB to see what would happen and still nothing. RAM was nearly full but still no swap used!

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Slackware :: KDE On Lenovo With Suspend To RAM / Swap

Jun 2, 2010

While this is the second notebook I've had the luxury of running Slackware on, I have never used the the suspend to RAM / swap functions so all of this is new to me. With this new notebook and new installation of Slackware 13.1 I decided to give it a shot as it's definitely a power sucker. The machine is a Lenovo W510 with an NVidia graphics card running KDE. When I tell KDE to go to Sleep (RAM suspension) it looks like it does so properly by blanking the screen and pushing things to RAM. Is there a way to verify that Sleep is working? Anyway after unlocking the system my mouse pointer is no longer visible, however it is still active as I can hover over items to reveal their popups.

At this point none of my conky displays are transparent anymore, nor are they actively displaying stats. The windows I have set to display with 88% opacity are no longer as such and are completely opaque. It is as if all the custom window settings are ignored. If I move the the mouse towards the bottom of the screen the screen starts to go crazy with this rainbow of colors across the top of the screen and the only way to get out of this is to press Ctrl-ESC to bring up a System Activity window. I have not tried Hibernate yet as I would like to get this resolved first. Is Slackware 13.1 supposed to be able to Sleep/Hibernate with no special configuration and creation of scripts provided that the system can handle these functions?

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Slackware :: Unable To Upgrade Existing Packages Or Install New Ones?

Mar 23, 2011

I have a brand new Slackware 13.1 x64 installation, and I'm having problems with slapt-get.

I'm unable to upgrade existing packages or install new ones. The output in terminal is:

bash-4.1# slapt-get -i tar
Reading Package Lists... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:


Worth mentioning also, I managed to install Gnome from [URL] without any problems immediately prior to this error message starting to appear.

I've been using Debian and Ubuntu derivatives for the last couple of years, so I'm comfortable using the terminal and possibly doing some more advanced stuff.

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Slackware :: SDL "XDM Authorization Key Matches An Existing Client?

May 25, 2011

After having recompiled libmixmod and then recompiled SDL_Mixer to get support for certain music formats I now find myself unable to start a lot of SDL programs that were previously working perfectly fine -- even some programs that do not use any sound functionality at all will not work.I get the following error when I attempt to execute my project which was previously working fine:"XDM authorization key matches an existing client!Error: Unable to init SDL: Couldn't open X11 display"I also get the same error when I try to execute a lot of other programs, many of them not my own. It seems that the error is not caused by using SDL_Mixer either, as some pure graphics demos without any audio functionality also give me this message, and when I removed all audio features from my program to try to isolate the issue it still gave that error upon execution

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Slackware :: Forgot Adding Swap On 13.1 Install Using LVM

Jun 3, 2010

Did a fresh install of 13.1 using lvm for the first time. I created swap in the logical volume but forgot to add it when I ran through the install. Do I need to just add an entry to my fstab and then swapon -va?

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Slackware :: Prioritize The Use Of Physical Memory Instead Of Swap?

Oct 24, 2010

I have a system with 2G of memory and swap memory of 4G.

This is the output from :

PHP Code:

How could they do to the memory cache to be used as much? Because, occasionally, swap is used and note that the system could use the memory cache does not swap ...

Slackware current 64 multilib.

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Slackware :: Swap Partition Size For Hibernation?

Sep 26, 2010

Currently running Slackware64 13.1 on a notebook and for the most part everything works fine. Only problem I am running into is with hibernation, where sometimes it will go into hibernation without a hitch and sometimes it will stall after blanking the screen and never turning off. For the most part pm-suspend.log looks fine every time, whether it goes into hibernation or not. My current system has 12GB of RAM and my swap partition is roughly 12GB. For the most part my RAM usage right before going into hibernation is always under 1.5GB with maybe 600MB floating in the swap partition. Could the size of my swap partition be too small even if RAM usage is nowhere near max?

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Slackware :: File Permission About Encrypted Swap

May 28, 2010

I use the follow command to create a encrypted swap:

bash# echo "cryptswap /dev/sda5 none swap" >> /etc/crypttab
and edit the 'fstab' file :

/dev/sda6 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/mapper/cryptswap swap swap defaults 0 0

That's work fine, but I found the permission of '/dev/mapper/cryptswap' is like this:

hello@world:~$ ls -l /dev/mapper/cryptswap
brw-rw-r-- 1 root disk 253, 4 2010-05-28 12:55 /dev/mapper/cryptswap
Other users can read the file '/dev/mapper/cryptswap', does it harm the system's security ?

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Slackware :: Putting Swap At Beginning Of Drive?

Feb 24, 2011

I was reading this tutorial & it shows swap at the beginning of drive. [URL]

Although I've already installed slackware & put the swap at the back of os, I would still like to know the benefits and purpose of putting at the beginning.

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General :: After Installing Slackware Swap For Ubuntu Corrupted

Dec 24, 2009

I wanted to dual-boot Ubuntu and slackware, and use one swap. Well, I had Ubuntu installed and used installed slackware, and the boot hangs when I try to boot into the latest kernel; it says it's waiting for a UUID = (some random characters. I tried to enter a recovery mode for the latest kernel, and I couldn't even log in as root or my log in.

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Slackware :: Swap Window Managers From KDE To Fluxbox Or XFCE?

Jun 9, 2010

I often swapped window managers between fluxbox kde and gnome back when I ran ubuntu to suit my needs. When I installed slackware, I picked KDE because of the convenient app suite. I don't wish to uninstall kde but I'd like to be able to pick which environment I use when I swap to a GUI. Something like a flag, startx --fluxbox.

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Slackware :: Swap Partition Not Working - Shown Empty

Feb 5, 2011

The swap partition says that it is empty. When I installed Slackware I'm sure that I pointed to the right place for the swap. Or does it not show any size because none of it is being used?
fdisk -l

root@Jacob:~# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00051094

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 122 979933+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda2 * 123 2554 19535040 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2555 91201 712057027+ 83 Linux
free -m

root@Jacob:~# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 3286 1303 1982 0 365 517
-/+ buffers/cache: 421 2864
Swap: 0 0 0

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Slackware :: GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Cannot Register Existing Type `_PolkitError'

Dec 29, 2010

This is my slackware 13.1 new installation `.xsession-errors'.


<stdin>:1:3: error: invalid preprocessing directive #Those
<stdin>:2:3: error: invalid preprocessing directive #or
<stdin>:3:3: error: invalid preprocessing directive #Xft


(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1742): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: cannot register existing type `_PolkitError'
(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1742): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

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Slackware :: Setup Cannot Find Swap Space - Pushing GPT To Extremes?

Mar 5, 2011

While installing slackware64-current, setup cannot find swap space. This is an extreme case pushing limits with a huge GPT partition table. So there is probably some limit on the number of partitions, or partition number, the swap search looks for. Of 41 partitions I made scattered around the number range from 1 to 128, the swap space exists as partition 90. Maybe the problem is it can only check partitions 1-15 because 16 and beyond have to use a different device major number? When I do proceed with the install, /dev/sda90 is listed as a choice. FYI, so many partitions is planning ahead for a multi-boot system. The rest of the install went OK.

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