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Old 10-17-2005, 06:25 AM   #1
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Default Linux: suse

hey everyone, im a total noob to linux, Suse is meant to be the easiest linux OS to use, lol!

it says enter the swap partition, when i type summet it comes up error activating swap space? what do i enter there?


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Old 10-17-2005, 07:38 AM   #2
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Well ... i'm not too sure about the isntallation of SuSe because i haven't yet used it but i would recommend Fedora Core 4 for people who are new to Linux, ie me
Its easy with a graphical installer and everything, it should be too hard, you just need a rough knowledge about it which is good Good luck

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Old 10-17-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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It sounds to me that it is asking you to enter the size of the swap partition. If you have 512mb of RAM, I would create a 512mb swap partition. You may want to look around for a "auto partition" option in the installer, because I think Novell included such a option for new users. What version of SuSE is this?
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Old 10-22-2005, 12:28 PM   #4
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SuSE (9.x +) has an auto-partition option. The only reason you might want to go manual is if you have a very small HD. If you want to enter a Megabyte size for swap you'll have to do it +512M for a 512MB swap partition.

Can you post more details on what's going on? and the specs of the computer you're installing on would be helpful as well.
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