grml 1.0 hasn't installed yet

Albert E. Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at
Sat Aug 11 22:48:40 EDT 2007

If memory serves, GRML didn't care whether you had a swap partition or not, but might find it if you did have one.  I thought the default using grml2hd was to install on one partition (I always used /dev/hda1) and use a swap file.

Hope that's useful.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:59 PM
Subject: grml 1.0 hasn't installed yet

> I used fdisk and created hda1 as type 82 linux swap/solaris.  I created 
> hda2 as the slash partition.  grml2hd now complains about hda1 not seeming 
> to be a linux partition and it's right that could be a solaris partition 
> too. What I don't know is if I create a 20gb partition and leave 256MB 
> without a partition is grml2hd capable of making that 256MB a swap 
> partition by itself or will it freak out again since it wasn't given a 
> swap partition? I could also simply partition the whole 20GB as a single 
> type 83 linux partition and find out if grml2hd will freak out over not 
> having a swap partition available.  Normally when possible I make the swap 
> partition the first since that way I have the right size for it and on 
> versions of Linux that will allow it I can use the rest of the drive for 
> remaining partitions.
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