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Old 10-13-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
JeremicaM
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Swap File Questions


Quick question with probably a quicker answer. I am still looking into what distro I like the best and have brought it down to 2-3. I am in the process of downloading each of them and will burn them tonight and do test installs. For the sake of disk space my question IS

Can multiple distros use the same swap file? And if so can I just tell my install to use the same swap partition that was created in the beginning of my first install? I don't intend to run them at the same time so accessing them shouldn't be an issue, I am just curious if they can be set up to use the same swap so I don't have to wast 300 or so megs each time I install. that way I could have all three installed on the same machine and decide what I will use.

Thanks for any help you can give!
 
Old 10-13-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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yes, you can share the same swap partition between multiple distros. there are also guides out there that expalin how to share it with windows too... not that we'd want to promote windows of course...
 
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Yes, all linux distros can share the same swap file.
 
  


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