mbr is the master boot record. It resides in its own space on your hard drive.
Certainly the swap size can be any size you like. The rule of thumb for swap (ram + swap = 1 gig) was more pertinent in early years when ram was expensive and 256 mb was considered alot.
I have one gig of ram and a one gig swap partition. I doubt my swap partition is accessed at all.
It all depends on how big your hard drive is and how much ram you are using. If you have loads of space make the partitions bigger, including swap, just for the halibut.
Last edited by fair_is_fair; 11-12-2005 at 10:29 AM.