SUMMARY: Adding a 1gig disk as swap (fwd)

From: Scott F. Woods (
Date: Fri Dec 05 1997 - 10:02:17 CST

The answer to my question is no, there is no need to
run newfs on a new hard drive if I plan to use the
entire drive for swap. Several people added that even
though I planned to use the whole drive as swap I should
still add cylinder 0 to the 0 partition (and the rest
to the 1 partition) when formating the drive so the
partition information will not get corrupted.

This is how I partitioned the new disk and everything
is now working perfectly.

Thanks to:

Jeff Wasilko
David Wolfskill
Larry Chin
Carlo Musante
Arora, Samir
James K Brigman
Casper Dik
Jason L. Harrell
Glenn Satchell
Kevin Sheehan
Michael Maciolek
Richard Skelton
Stefan Voss
Sean Ward
BTim Evans
Matthew Stier
Bill Duncan
V. Q. Hoang
Ayoub, Nicky
Matt Reynolds
Tom Erickson

My original post:

Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 12:39:28 -0500 (EST)
From: "Scott F. Woods" <>
Subject: Adding a 1gig disk as swap
Followup-To: "Scott F. Woods" <>

Hi all,

I need to add a brand new ibm 1.2 gig hard drive to an
Ultra 1. I only want this drive to act as a swap partition.
My question is: Do I need to run newfs on the drive after
I partition it? I plan to partition the entire drive
under partition 1 (the swap partition).

Thanks for your help!!

Scott Woods
Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

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