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Old 09-29-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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BARE minimum swap advice ?


Hey guys.

this might sound a bit mad...
but im prtying to get redhat 9 installed on a 1 gig drive.

just the bare bones of linux + X + KDE

so memory is an issue.

i have 128 megs of ram.
how much aditional swap will i need ?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 04:02 PM   #2
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Your supposed to give double your ram. At least, that's what the manuals say...
 
Old 09-29-2003, 04:12 PM   #3
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yeah.. supposed to.

but on my main pc, i when i first installed linux, i follwed the instruction manual, and had 1 gig of swap space, that never went abouve 0% in use.... a waste. especially on only a 6 gig drive
 
Old 09-29-2003, 04:49 PM   #4
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Having lots of memory the 2x rule of thumb is a oudated. I would say that more 512mb of swap on a typical desktop install is enough for most people.

It also depends on your needs and what processes your running.
If you can't afford 256mb then go with 128mb. If you find your needing more then you can create a swap file. It would be easy to adjust the size on the fly. A swap file is slower then a swap paritition.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:20 AM   #5
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You should probnly go with around 256mb or use a swap file.It's slower than a partition right now but with the 2.5 kernels it will be about the same speed.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:54 AM   #6
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i think ill just wait for the 2.6 kernel
anyway, im just gonna use it as a media player and text editor.

when it comes to minimalism, redhat sucks.
i watched the install.
with a minimum install, NO X, NO WM.
and NO NETOWRK support, no Printing support

it still decided to install hundreds og GNOME packages,
X packages, and progning packages.

its literally not possible to install in unger a 1 gig hard disk.
which i find surprising as knoppix does this easily.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 09:53 AM   #7
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Knoppix doesn't - it's compressed to fit on the CD.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:51 AM   #8
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ohh, compression. didnt think bout that
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:00 AM   #9
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If you want a small install have a look at peanut at:
http://www.ibiblio.org/peanut/
It's supposedly 800 mb with kde.
 
  


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