On 2006-09-04 08:41, Bill-S <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>At Mon, 4 Sep 2006 it looks like Matthew Seaman composed:
>> Back in the Solaris 8 days, the trick was to use fdisk to create a primary
>> partition and mark it as type 'Linux Swap' after which Solaris would happily
>> recognise it as a location to install into.
>> Quite how it happened that Solaris uses the same partition type as Linux
>> swap is shrouded in the mists of time.
> (giggle)
> If I recall correctly, there was some hacking to do too if you were
> dual-booting Solaris and Linux on the same disk for Solaris would
> try on use your whole Linux filesystem as its own swap location.

Wasn't it the other way around (i.e. Linux assuming that anything marked
as "Linux swap", is fine for a swap partition, happily proceeding to
trash your Solaris filesystems?).

Still sounds like tons of fun though :)

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