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Old 07-09-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
flyingstarfish
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questions about switching file systems and the swap partition


Hi

I'm going to install Mandrake 10 on my computer and I have a couple of questions...

My hard drive has already been partitioned, and I wanted to switch the file system of the partition I'm using for Linux from FAT32 to EXT2. Does anyone know what I could use to do it?

Also, if my computer has 128 MB RAM, would I need to create a swap partition? I've heard that if you have more memory, you don't need to, but I'm not sure whether 128 is enough to avoid having to do that.
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Old 07-09-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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mandrake will do it for you on both counts, the old rulle of thumb is 2 x ram size but just take mandrakes suggestion during the install and you'll be fine,
 
  


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