hard drive setup

Thomas Stivers stivers_t at ev1.net
Sat Nov 23 22:01:51 EST 2002

I seem to recall you saying you have 256 mb of ram. If so you *don't*
need a swap partition twice as large as your ram. Something like 128 megs
will probably be more than adequate. The old wives' tale about swap
partitions has been going around far too long. Good luck.

On 11/23/02  9:43 PM -0500, erik burggraaf wrote:
> What I did was to use a bootable flopy to boot into slackware.  Oncwe the
> kernel and some basic componantes were loaded into ramdisk, I was able to
> run fdisk.  Detales are quite well spelled out in the instalation howto that
> is available from the speakup ftp server.
> Watch out!  The howto states at one point that very little is going on, when
> actually, you get a wealth of valuable info from the program.  The important
> tidbit in this case is that you need a linux swap partition, and the type
> code for linux swap is 82.  I missed this on the first pass or two.  Other
> than that, the howto is thurough and clear, and you should have very little
> problem with it.
> If there's anything I can do to help, just let me know.
> Cheers,
> Erik
> "I'm not a monster; I'm a friend who raves and drules."
> The killjoys
> email:  erik at erik-burggraaf.com
> visit the sort'a half website:  www.erik-burggraaf.com
> Rico via MSN:  gooderik at hotmail.com

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