Subject: install/8150: sysinst should enable swap space on small-memory systems.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 08/05/1999 15:14:42
>Synopsis: sysinst should enable swap space on small-memory systems.
>Responsible: install-manager (NetBSD system installation bug manager)
>Arrival-Date: Thu Aug 5 14:20:01 1999
>Originator: Bill Sommerfeld
System: NetBSD orchard.arlington.ma.us 1.4 NetBSD 1.4 (ORCHARDII) #54: Sun May 16 10:05:51 EDT 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ORCHARDII i386
report from Mike Cheponis on port-i386 about sysinst on 4M
system indicates that you can't install with that little VM.
try to install 4M system with boot-tiny.fs; find it running
out of memory.
if sysinst creates a swap partition or finds swap space on the
disk, have it try to enable swapping to it.
doing it manually, the user reports:
Apparently, sysinst does NOT automatically enable the swap space, at least
on the the boot-tiny.fs that I have to use. Perhaps it should?
I ^Z'd as it was asking about details for the FTP (but before the offending
/sbin/ping that was causing the error), and typed 'swapctl -a /dev/wd0b'
and it's working great. ('swapctl -lk' showed no devices, that's why I did
Thanks everybody for all the help!
p.s. Now I need to go back and try my tiny 40 MB HD ...