Hi. I’m not sure if this is everyone’s experience or if I am especially stupid and impatient. I just spent the last hour trying to FOLLOW instructions in this training course but got stuck googling and lost on stack exchange out how to insert a line in the fstab.
there is this instruction for code below the video that is to be executed in the terminal, but the instruction video takes you to the fstab file where you need the vi editor commands to stay with her. It’s tricky as a beginner to even know what to fricken google to try and figure this stuff out. Once I was able to identify the instructor was using vi editor then I could look up the commands. so for others the vi command to insert might be (because I have been trying so much I’m not sure if I’ll actually be able to reboot but I am hopeful)
- insert = i or maybe CTRL+ i
- enter /mnt/4GB.swap swap swap defaults 0 0
- after this hit ESC to get out of insert mode
- then type :wq
and maybe if you don’t follow along with the video and just add this code to the terminal your fstab will get all set up without vi editor commands, but again-new person so who knows-stands to reason and is much more straight forward than the vi editor with no reference, but I didn’t do that personally.
Append the following line to /etc/fstab
sudo echo “/mnt/4GB.swap swap swap defaults 0 0” >> /etc/fstab
It would be super duper awesome if the trainers could put this info on the page with this training about the video. Because if you are following along you cannot get out of fstab without knowing she is actually editing in vi editor (or maybe you can-I couldn't figure it out)