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benerivo 01-04-2007 08:15 AM

Can the swap file partition be shared?
I would like to install three linux distros on one hard drive and have them share a single swap file partition. Is this possible or will each installation need its own swap partition?

eNONDIL 01-04-2007 08:17 AM

Blaumieser 01-04-2007 08:20 AM

I used a single swap partition with several parallel distros and it worked out fine. While installation of a new linux on your box you should assure that the existing swap partition is really used...

Hope this helps...

kernel_geek 01-04-2007 10:20 AM

Yeah in the installation make sure you use the same swap partition. I would recommend doing this
You will have to use extended partitions as the maximum partitions you can have on a hard drive id 4
/dev/hda1 - /boot
/dev/hda2 - /swap
/dev/hda3 - linux 1
/dev/hda4 - linux 2
/dev/hda5 - linux 3

Which means you will have to manually partition

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