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Old 12-25-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Can I have more than 1 Swap partition?


Guys,

If I have a SWAP partition and while installing another OS, I add another SWAP partition then is it:

(a) possible?
(b) how do I access it?
 
Old 12-25-2003, 11:07 AM   #2
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Yes. Add it to /etc/fstab just like the other one.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 11:52 AM   #3
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But why do u need to?

U can run all your linux distros off a songle swap partition.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 12:09 AM   #4
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Won't the distro be confused if I have two different sized SWAP partition enteries in /etc/fstab?

Which one will it use?
 
Old 12-26-2003, 02:17 AM   #5
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I thought you wanted to use both? Like LinuxLala says, the more usual way is multiple distros with a single swap rather than multiple swaps with a single distro but if you want to, for whatever reason, it's no problem. Basically, you can look at it like you've got 512 megs of physical RAM. So you add 256 megs of swap and you're basically creating a single memory area of 768 - 256 of which is slow. If you add a second swap it's no more 'confusing' than having a / and a /home of storage - you just extend your 'virtual' RAM to a gig, say. Long story short, it'll just use both.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 02:26 AM   #6
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Great. Thanks digiot and LinuxLala.
 
  


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