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I have installed Linux and Windows Xp on the same hard drive. on two separate partitions. I would like to change the size of the swap partition since I accepted the default which is very small. How do I change the size of swap after I have already installed Linux (Red Hat 9.0)
firstly: if you go to (user CP -> Edit profile -> Distro) and enter the distro you use, you don't have to type it in every post you make.
For changing the size of the swap partition--the easiest solution I can think of is booting from a Live CD and running parted (or another partition editor of your choice) from there.
It may also be possible to unmount the swap partition, repartition your disk, and remount it.
But do you really need the swap space? Given that you can run windows nt 5 (sorry, xp), I would think that swap usage would be very low for non-gaming uses--and even games like freeciv are surprisingly light.
There is no way to grow the swap partition, you should resize the partitions in some way.
Maybe you could create a big archivoe with "dd" command, and use mkswap y swapon command
over that big archive.