The building of one of the softwares I am installing is failing because of the error
c++: internal compiler error: Killed (program cc1plus)
I think this is because I have only 500Mb swap partition. So I am trying to increase it using an external pendrive. I have tried adding
/dev/sdb1 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sdc1 none swap sw 0 0
( since on booting, sometimes the pendrive partition shows /dev/sdb1 while sometimes it shows /dev/sdc1) to the /etc/fstab file but still instead of showing System as Linux swap on using
it is showing FAT16. I have also tried
so that we create swap on a linux type filesystem, but it says:
/dev/sdb1 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!
I also tried
sudo swapon /dev/sdb1
but I get
swapon: /dev/sdb1: read swap header failed: Invalid argument
Please guide me so that I can make a swap partition on my pendrive.
PS: I have root permission.