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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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These DVDs contain all the binary packages in main. See, for example Where is the CD image with non-free?, which explains why non-free software is not included. For the purposes of this question, we can consider both the non-free and contrib section of the archives to be non-free software. The contrib section corresponds to software that is itself free, but ...


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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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At last, after almost six weeks of frustration, and numerous attempted solutions based on suggestions by kind friends and Internet question sites, I have solved the problem (I think -- I am cautiously optimistic). The underlying symptom was that yum install emacs failed with a long list of errors,. Now it has finally worked, without hesitation. I don't know ...


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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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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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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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What you need to understand about initramfs is that it is a filesystem. Since kernel 2.6 it is, basically, the only kernel-imposed filesystem ( leaving aside VFS, which is arguably also a filesystem ) on your machine. Your initramfs image is a disk image. Within your initramfs image will be whatever files your distribution decided were crucial enough to ...


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Modify your kernel boot parameter by setting the root=/dev/sdaX option. sdaX would be your / or root partition. Upon booting the next time, you will see that your initramfs tries to mount the partition before trying to access /etc/fstab and mounting the file systems. See this link for more details.



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