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Old 05-29-2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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Size of linux swap


Using Partition Magic to create a partition for Mandrake. I created:

1. Linux ext 2 6 gig
2. Linux Swap (not sure) Please in MB's.

And, is Linux ext 2 correct or should it be something else?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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Usually swap is twice your ram, but if you have alot of ram say like 1 gig or something, you don't have to go twice that.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 07:34 PM   #3
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I have 320 MB's, thanks. What about the swap, create it as logical (not primary right?)

Thanks.
 
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It doesn't matter if swap is logical or primary. 512MB is a resonable size.

Be sure to select expert mode when installing. That way you can select the partitions you already created. A journaling filesystem i.e. ext3 would be a better way to go. You can specify the filesystem type during the install so it doesn't matter.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 09:17 AM   #5
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It doesn't matter if swap is logical or primary. 512MB is a resonable size.
Just to add to that, when you create the swap make sure you label it as a swap partition.
And go with michaelk's ext3 way, it's better than ext2.
 
  


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