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Old 11-14-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
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Do I need 2 swap partitions?


I have a hard drive with multiple partitions.

On the first Suse 8.2
On the second RedHat 9.
On the third Suse 9

Each one has it own swap.

Somewhere I read that that is not necessary.

As far as I know, I can edit FSTAB and change the swap partition.

Am I right in my assumptions or is more involved?

Old 11-14-2003, 01:16 PM   #2
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Nope, all distros on same machine can share swap since its just a defined space that is actually just a raw data partition, etc.

Edit each distro's fstab file to use the same partition for swap, then the other two you can create as other partitions, etc.
Old 11-14-2003, 03:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick confirmation, makes things simpler to me.



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