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Old 09-08-2002, 04:31 AM   #1
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Swap Question


Hi there!
I'd like to try Gentoo Linux and just wanted to ask a small question. I have already got Slackware 8.1 and just wanted to ask can Gentoo and Slackware use the same swap partition? Or do I have to create another one for Gentoo. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-08-2002, 04:46 AM   #2
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Sure, all swap is is another partition basically solely used for swap.

You need to find out what /dev/hdX it is, and then supply that to Gentoo as well.

If you are real gung ho, I read an article once (that would take a little searching on www.google.com/linux for) about using the same swap for all installed LNX distros, and for winbloze as well. Probably not worth effort, but still apparently not too hard (probably by specifying in winbloze to use the same /dev as you did in LNX, that would make sense)

Cool
 
Old 09-08-2002, 04:57 AM   #3
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Cool! Thanks!
 
Old 09-08-2002, 04:58 AM   #4
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