Originally posted by Triple-B
partition 1 1.5 gig set to /
partition 2 128 ram set as swap disk
partition 3 set with the rest of the hd, set as /usr
I have slackware for dummies and it said to go with triple or at least double the amount of ram you have. So i figured that meant I needed 1024 swap disk. Then it goes on to say not to exceed 128 megs on the swap disk. It is worded funny and I may not be reading it right. Could any one tell me if I did it right. The computer fine. Runs fast in X and out of X. However I havent really used any resorce hungry program yet.
In modern machines with decent memory swap isn't nearly as critical as it used to be. I have 256M RAM, and I have ran a swap from 128M to 392M with no observable difference whatsoever in how the system operates.
I have my system set for 392M SWAP and don't believe I have ever -really- needed swap.
It's just not that critical anymore unless you are running a server or something.
Others may feel differently.