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Old 07-29-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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Slackware & Fedora both partitioned


Hello,

I am wondering if I have Slackware and Fedora loaded and partioned. Will they both use the same swap partition? Will they recognise the different swap partition if i give the one each?

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Michelle
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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You only need one swap partition, since only one distro will be in use at any given time.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 02:17 AM   #3
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Thanks Nylex. Maybe I should make it a bit bigger for the sake of the two of them?

By the way Nylex, would you mind having a look at my question I posted earlier, please? The heading is:

Chain RH Firewall-1 -Input(2 references)

The top one is the correct one. I accidentally posted it twice. So I just put some garbage in the other, whilst I wait for the moderators to remove it.

Thanks again for your reply.

Michshelly
 
Old 07-29-2006, 04:10 AM   #4
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Thanks Nylex. Maybe I should make it a bit bigger for the sake of the two of them?
What do you mean?

I don't know anything about iptables, so can't help with your firewall problem. Sorry!
 
Old 07-29-2006, 04:12 AM   #5
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Hi Nylex,

I meant should I increase the size of the swap partion?

Thanks again for answering
 
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How big is it?
 
Old 07-29-2006, 07:26 AM   #7
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You only need one swap partition, since only one distro will be in use at any given time.
Since, as Nylex says, you don't use both distros at once, you don't need to make it larger to accommodate 2.

If you think they have different swap space requirements, size it for the larger.

The old rule of thumb was 2 times RAM, nothing to do w/ the distro, only the hardware. OTOH, the last time I looked, MEPIS was recommending 1 gig for power users.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 07:35 AM   #8
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Thanks archtoad.
 
  


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