Hi, my name is Aaron and I am using Slackware 9.0 on an 18XL20 compaq presario laptop (6 GB HD and 64 mb physical ram). I am relatively new to linux and uncommon data size units such as cylinders and blocks. So, upon being asked to specify them on installation, I freaked out and asked a friend, who ran various *nix systems to help me out.
I assumed that his knowledge was competent, but after running my system for a month or so, I began to be plauged by gross memory shortages. It turns out that my swap partition was grossly undersized. Instead of the recommended default of 128 MB (double physical memory) it was instead a paltry 24 MB.
My question is whether there is a way to create new swap partitions using the free space on my hard disk, keeping the remaining data intact, and if so, how I would go about it (assuming minimum knowlege of console usage.)
Your help would be greatly appreciated.