Correction on swap: first of all, in Linux that is normally not a file but a dedicated partition. While there used to be a requirement of the swap partition being twice the size of RAM, that is no longer true. Especially the newer machines that have 512 MB RAM or even more, you hardly need swap at all. 256 MB swap is more than enough for normal use. I've even been told that larger swap partitions can slow down the system. If you are sure you really need more swap then it's best to make multiple swap partitions of 256 MB.
Last edited by yngwin; 03-23-2003 at 03:57 AM.