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Is this not how to set up a swap file? I think you missed a step in between chmod and swapon: mkswap /mnt/sda2/swapfile As for the oxymoromic error... swapon: /mnt/sda2/swapfile: read swap header failed: Success What this literally means is there's a bug in the swapon code, but not necessarily one related to its primary functioning. C library ...


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You are right, even with minimal installation, the current FreeBSD requires a minimum of 600 MB, especially if you go for a amd64 release. There is still some options left: Using an "old" 7.x or 8.x (i386) release I tried to install an "old" 7.3 (i386) with everything to minimal and it took 270 MB. Assuming your machine is old enough, you will not care ...


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It always annoys how CentOS/RHEL, by default, on a large hard disk, create a fairly small / partition and a really huge /home partition. This is why, when install CentOS, I always manually partition, and never use LVM (which, I have heard, also reduces performance). LVM makes sense when you want to stream a partition across multiple hard disks, but not as ...


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The issue here is the first entry of the df output: /cow 4062908 3323888 529308 87% / That states that your root partition, the one which is the parent folder of everything else, you can think of it as your C: drive, is almost full (87%). The other lines describe separate partitions (think of them as D: drives) and whether or not they are ...


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If there is no specific reason you are using a GPT style disk beyond the fact that you have a UEFI system, you might want to try converting it to the regular MBR style. From wikipedia: For backwards compatibility, most of the UEFI implementations also support booting from MBR-partitioned disks, through the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) which ...


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Creating an unattended Ubuntu install consists of the following steps: Create a configuration file, ks.cfg, using the GUI Kickstart tool. Extract the files from the Ubuntu install ISO. Add the ks.cfg file to the install disk and alter the boot menu to add automatic install as an install option. Reconstitute the ISO file. See ...



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