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Cannot load zdrv_sfs as no swap partition
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Location: Erskine, Scotland

PostPosted: Mon 07 May 2007, 04:26    Post_subject:  Cannot load zdrv_sfs as no swap partition  

When booting "Cannot load zdrv_sfs as no swap partition" is displayed and the sequence then follows on to display Puppy in all its glory.

What confuses me is the need for a swap partition as I was informed that I had an abundance of RAM. As I type this free memory is currently showing as 541.

What is the effect of not having a swap partition ? In another post it was suggested that I would need one to burn .sfs files to an ISO in order to combine the 2.15 Final and .sfs files into a multi-session DVD.

Your guidance in this will be most appreciated

Ian

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PostPosted: Tue 08 May 2007, 10:23    Post_subject:  

Scoticus, I think that is an unfortunately worded advisory, not an error, message. If Puppy goes ahead and boots and works ok, then why worry? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 08 May 2007, 13:37    Post_subject: Cannot load zdrv_sfs as no swap partition  

Many thanks Flash.

What was worrying me was there are times when in attempting to pull together .sfs and pup files that I am told that there is insufficient memory.

Reading various posts there are some which seem to advocate swaps. It is very much like our diet over here - chips with everything. I am still having dificulty in putting everything together due to the insufficient memory.

Will keep struggling on and see how things go.

Ian
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PostPosted: Tue 08 May 2007, 16:20    Post_subject:  

If you have a hard drive in the computer, it won't hurt to create a smallish swap partition on it. Say, 500 MB. Even if you boot with the pfix=ram option, Puppy still mounts a swap memory if it finds one, even if it never uses it. Maybe that will make it happy. Smile
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