Thank you for your help.
Before your mail, I tried to re-install the ibook with an other
I selected "Removes all partitions and creates default partitions" ...
With this option, I get a F9 system with no swap problem !
Now it works ! :)
About my previous swap problem, there are 2 options:
- I made a bad personnal partitioning... possible, but I don't know why
and I did not get any anaconda warning/error...
- Anaconda and/or F9 have a bug on PPC when using personal partitioning...
(I installed 3 times F9 on this ibook with personal partitioning and 3
times I get this swap problem...)
Rick Stevens a écrit :
> The result of fdisk and parted :
> [root@ibook ~]# fdisk -l
> There is a valid Mac label on this disk.
> Unfortunately fdisk(1) cannot handle these disks.
> Use either pdisk or parted to modify the partition table.
> Nevertheless some advice:
> 1. fdisk will destroy its contents on write.
> 2. Be sure that this disk is NOT a still vital
> part of a volume group. (Otherwise you may
> erase the other disks as well, if unmirrored.)
> Disque /dev/hda: 60.0 Go, 60011642880 octets
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders
> Units = cylindres of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Périphérique Amorce Début Fin Blocs Id Système
> [root@ibook ~]# pdisk
> -bash: pdisk: command not found
> [root@ibook ~]# parted -l
> Model: TOSHIBA MK6025GAS (ide)
> Disque /dev/hda : 60,0GB
> Taille des secteurs (logiques/physiques): 512B/512B
> Table de partition : mac
> Numéro Début Fin Taille Système de fichiers Nom
> Fanions 1 512B 32,8kB 32,3kB
> Apple <=== don t know what it is, may be apple needed
> 2 32,8kB 1081kB 1049kB hfs untitled
> démarrage <=== The apple boot loader
> 3 1081kB 15,7GB 15,7GB ext3
> untitled <=== my /
> 4 15,7GB 16,8GB 1074MB linux-swap swap
> swap <=== my swap
> 5 16,8GB 60,0GB 43,2GB ext3
> untitled <=== my /home
> I seems that I have no extended partition ...
> It can be apple specific...
It very well may be.
DISCLAIMER: I've never used a Mac with Linux before, so anything I say
here should be looked at VERY carefully.
> And swapon -s .... is empty :(((((
> [root@ibook ~]# swapon -s
> Filename Type Size Used Priority
> I install 3 times F9, I always use the manual partitionning, and I
> get I times this swap problem...
Ok, try "swapon -a" (should start swap). Watch carefully to see if it
complains about any missing devices. If it does NOT complain, try
"swapon -s" and see if it's working.
If "swapon -a" DOES complain, you may need to change your /etc/fstab
to use the "/dev/sda4" nomenclature rather than "LABEL=swap-sda4".
may be that swapon doesn't recognize the label on the filesystem. You
can also try "swapon -L swap-sda4" (to manually try to force the
label) or "swapon /dev/sda4" (to manually use /dev/sda4).
> Rick Stevens a écrit :
>> Guillaume wrote:
>>> I installed an ibook G4 (256 Mo SDRAM) with Fedora 9 PPC.
>>> I have a problem with the SWAP.
>>> - the gnome system appet show me that I don t use the SWAP...
>>> - when I use top command I get:
>>> Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 82388k
>>> - the SWAP partition size is 1024 Mo !
>>> I set it at install time and I verify with now with gparted
>>> - The SWAP partition is in the /etc/fstab:
>>> LABEL=SWAP-hda4 swap swap
>>> defaults 0 0
>> Uh, oh. Methinks I see an issue here. First, I didn't know you could
>> use labels for swap partitions (since they don't have a real filesystem
>> on them). I've always used the /dev name of the device (in my case
>> using LVM, it's /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01).
>> On top of that, partition 4 is the extended partition which contains
>> /dev/hda5, /dev/hda6 and so on. Using that as swap (if you could force
>> it) might cause LOTS of grief. A dump of "fdisk -l" would be nice.
>> If you have a /dev/hda5 in there, then using hda4 as swap can be fatal.
>>> - When I run a task that use some CPU/Memory, It crashs the kernel
>>> When I does not crash, I get some really bad errors like "can not
>>> fork: counld not alocate memory"
>>> Due to this problem, I can not run yum update on X session, It uses
>>> to memory
>>> I run init 3 and then I run yum update ...
>>> But It is not a normal behaviour
>>> Someone have any idea of what happened ?
>> What does "swapon -s" show? Here's mine (granted, X86_64):
>> [root@prophead ~]# swapon -s
>> Filename Type Size Used Priority
>> /dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01 partition 2031608 1500 -1
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