Originally Posted by tofee
i have a query..
why the size of Swap partition has to be double of RAM ? why it is not same as the size of the ram or thrice etc.? why double ?
thats old thumb rule buddy.
size of swap = size of RAM X 2
old b'coz of the days when systems didn't had much RAM.
But now a days when people are generally having 512 and 1024 Mb of RAM, this thumb rule fails.
i've 256 Mb of RAM and keeping only 200 Mb of swap.
Ok, i don't use very heavy applications which consumes memory but still 512 Mb and 1024 Mb of RAM is not a small thing.
so just to be on safer side leave some space for swap.