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Post by Master of Reality » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:39 pm

so im trying to install oracle10 express (to use for my oracle class), and i run the .deb from the oracle site and it says soemthing along the lines of cant install because it needs 878MB of swap and my system appears to only have 838M. I actually have 880MB of swap on it.

Any idea how to trick it into installing, or realizing the real amount of swap?

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Post by Void Main » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:44 pm

You could always add a swap file to give you more swap. To add 256MB more swap in a file:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/somewhere/swapfile.dat bs=1M count=256
# mkswap /somewhere/swapfile.dat
# swapon /somewhere/swapfile.dat

If you want it to be permanant add an entry to your /etc/fstab. Make it like the other swap entry except use /somewhere/swapfile.dat in the first column. When you decide you don't want to mess with Oracle anymore just remove the fstab entry and the file (after a swapoff or a reboot of course).

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Post by Master of Reality » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:02 am

bah why didnt i think of a swap file. I juggled around my partitions earlier just to get the 880M. I will do that when i get to my computer.

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