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Old 05-19-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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Problem while installing Slackware on IBM Thinkpad T43

I have just bought a IBM Thinkpad T43(add RAM to 1G). I want to install Slackware 10.2 on it, and i got the following questions:

1. This is a old question: How large the swap partition do I need to suit the 1G Ram? Some guy told me that in order to support sleep in Gnome and suspend2 function, a large swap partition should be needed. So if you know the EXACT answer, please tell me.

2. If I boot computer with Slackware 10.2 disk, is the "test26.s" capable of recognizing my SATA disk? Some guys say YES, but i am not sure. Because those guys are using a PURE SATA, while T43 not. According to IBM official Website, T43 is using a PATA disk, accompanying a PATA-to-SATA bridge.
Old 05-19-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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In order to use suspend-to-ram, you will need a swap partition that is slightly larger than the physical memory (add a couple of MB to the size or RAM to get the needed partition size).

I don't know if your hard disk is a SATA disk by the way you describe it, but the test26 kernel will recognize SATA disks.



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