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uMP2k
post Oct 1 2006, 06:05 PM
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Hmmmm - what have I done!

I am using a C1000 running pdaXrom beta3. Following the directions HERE

The actual commands I typed in were:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=4096 count=1]
# mkswap /dev/mmcda1
# swapon /dev/mmcda1

I am not sure where on the forum I got the actual figures used in the first line, but I found them somewhere....

I have set up a swap file on my SD card. What I seem to have done is turn my entire sd card into a swap file. It will no longer mount either using the mount plugin or from the command line - where it gives the error "/dev/mmcda1 looks like swapspace - not mounted" .

I have tried #swapoff /dev/mmcda1 but that does not seem to do anything. even after that if I try to mount /dev/mmcda1 I get the same error about swapspace. same if I try mount/mnt/card/.

As you can probably see I am pretty much a Linux newbie, so please go easy on me!

I am hoping there may be some way to recover from this without just reformating the card as that would mean re-installing pdaXrom as I have some of my programs running from the card.

Any help appreciated
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uMP2k   Swap File Problem   Oct 1 2006, 06:05 PM
Capn_Fish   I would appear to me that by using #mkswap /dev/mm...   Oct 1 2006, 06:37 PM
karlto   QUOTE(uMP2k @ Oct 2 2006, 03:05 PM)Hmmmm - wh...   Oct 1 2006, 06:37 PM
Antikx   Im prety sure you have hosed the programs that you...   Oct 1 2006, 06:40 PM
uMP2k   Thanks for all the fast responses guys - you live ...   Oct 1 2006, 07:04 PM
Antikx   Good attitude! Have fun! Linux puts the fu...   Oct 1 2006, 07:32 PM
uMP2k   One more quick point. I issued the original comma...   Oct 1 2006, 08:12 PM
zeigerpuppy   On a related issue: I have created a swp partitio...   Oct 2 2006, 12:51 AM
Capn_Fish   uMP2k: I believe that you just have an empty file ...   Oct 2 2006, 03:50 AM
loji   QUOTECapn_Fish Posted Yesterday, 06:37 PM # cd ...   Oct 2 2006, 09:49 AM
anunakin   QUOTE(loji @ Oct 2 2006, 05:49 PM)QUOTECapn_F...   Oct 2 2006, 11:49 AM
loji   That was it !! I was looking for the ex...   Oct 2 2006, 11:57 AM
uMP2k   I have certianly learned some very interesting stu...   Oct 2 2006, 05:50 PM
InSearchOf   QUOTE(uMP2k @ Oct 2 2006, 09:50 PM)I have cer...   Oct 2 2006, 06:12 PM
uMP2k   QUOTE(InSearchOf @ Oct 3 2006, 12:12 PM)QUOTE...   Oct 2 2006, 06:17 PM
desertrat   QUOTE(uMP2k @ Oct 3 2006, 02:17 AM)Actually, ...   Oct 2 2006, 07:38 PM
uMP2k   QUOTE(desertrat @ Oct 3 2006, 01:38 PM)QUOTE(...   Oct 2 2006, 07:45 PM
Capn_Fish   As far as I know, you want to keep the file as sma...   Oct 2 2006, 06:39 PM
karlto   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 3 2006, 03:39 PM)As far...   Oct 2 2006, 08:30 PM
Meanie   QUOTE(karlto @ Oct 3 2006, 02:30 PM)QUOTE(Cap...   Oct 5 2006, 06:05 AM
karlto   QUOTE(Meanie @ Oct 6 2006, 03:05 AM)swap will...   Oct 5 2006, 04:20 PM
bluedevils   I've learned that is not always true. If you ...   Oct 5 2006, 07:47 AM
uMP2k   QUOTE(bluedevils @ Oct 6 2006, 01:47 AM)You h...   Oct 5 2006, 02:34 PM
bluedevils   Sorry meanie, I didn't see the word "gene...   Oct 5 2006, 07:50 AM
InSearchOf   Actually... I thought the general rule of thumb wa...   Oct 5 2006, 07:58 AM
Capn_Fish   I'd like to know how to use the Z as a card re...   Oct 5 2006, 03:09 PM
uMP2k   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Oct 6 2006, 09:09 AM)I...   Oct 5 2006, 04:21 PM


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