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Thread: Do I or Don't I need the -s 127 option ...

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    Do I or Don't I need the -s 127 option ...

    I will be attempting to load the U5 image to my drive later today. Unfortunately I do not have a spare drive, so I will have to load it on top of the factory hard drive. Will I need to use the -s 127 option, or do I need to leave it off. In reading Ingineer's instructions, he stated that if you're using the original drive, to remove the "-s 127" option, but that was assuming that the original drive already had U5 software to begin with right? Since my drive does not have U5, does the same still apply for me?

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    Re: Do I or Don't I need the -s 127 option ...

    Originally posted by CFC
    I will be attempting to load the U5 image to my drive later today. Unfortunately I do not have a spare drive, so I will have to load it on top of the factory hard drive. Will I need to use the -s 127 option, or do I need to leave it off. In reading Ingineer's instructions, he stated that if you're using the original drive, to remove the "-s 127" option, but that was assuming that the original drive already had U5 software to begin with right? Since my drive does not have U5, does the same still apply for me?

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    CFC
    The -s option increases your swap space so that the "green screen" code can handle >=140 gigs of space. If you ever expect to add a lot of storage to the unit in the future, it would make your life easier to increase your swap to 128 megs today. If not, it's not necessary.

    -Dave

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    Question swap space needs for 217GB??

    If -s 127 is for handling 140GB. Is that mean if I am planning to add an 80GIG drive to my unit current has a 160GB drive in it, I will need to make the swap space more than 127? I read up on some other posts saying if I set the number bigger than 127 will cause the swap space to become uninitialized (no swap space). Any suggestion on what I should set for my case of 137GB + 80GB = 217GB?


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    I have not looked into this situation but I do recall a discussion or two at tivocommunity that claimed that on the s1 linux 2.1 kernel, you would need to manually break swap space up into 128 meg chunks. I am not sure if this problem was addressed by 2.4.4 so go ahead and do a bit more research and report back to us here.

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