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No swap in fstab


Post by garg » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:51 pm

A while back I installed MX 17.? from a live USB. As my previous install was debian, I had the installer format the root and swap partition and retained my existsing home. This all went well and I'm very happy with MX. Recently I've begun to have random freezes and after some digging found many many people were also having freezes due to no swap configured. This appears to also be my problem so hopefully it's now resolved.

So the issue I'm raising is why didn't the installer put the proper info in fstab so the swap partition I had created would survive a restart? Obviously many others have the same problem. If this has been fixed already then wonderful. I did a search of the forums and couldn't find any relevant related content.


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Re: No swap in fstab


Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:23 pm

Good question ...it's supposed to. We will take a look that ks.for the report.
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Re: No swap in fstab


Post by figueroa » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:06 pm

My two full installations from a live-usb onto real hardware with existing swap partitions found a swap partition and put it into the fstab. My two installations into a VirtualBox virtual machine automatically created a swap partition and put it into the fstab. These were routine installations where I did nothing special. My live-usb drives were MX-17 to start with and eventually updated to MX-18 and remastered prior to the last two installations.
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