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Old 12-15-2016, 08:55 AM   #31
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So should I do no swap or 4gb of swap?
Now that you've had a few weeks to read the must-read Arch documentation, I'm sure you noticed the part where it said:

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Single root partition
This scheme is the simplest and should be enough for most use cases. A swapfile can be created and easily resized as needed. It usually makes sense to start by considering a single / partition
 
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I did read it. Do just plain stock installs of popular distros such as ubuntu have swap partitions?
 
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I did read it. Do just plain stock installs of popular distros such as ubuntu have swap partitions?
Stock install of Ubuntu will have a swap partition, yes.
 
Old 12-15-2016, 01:00 PM   #34
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I did read it. Do just plain stock installs of popular distros such as ubuntu have swap partitions?
I'm not sure what bearing that has on anything? Last time I installed Ubuntu it installed Unity but last time I checked many Linux systems were running fine without it.
 
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I just don't want my computer to have an ultimate failure.
 
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I just don't want my computer to have an ultimate failure.
Having a swap partition will not protect your computer form "an ultimate failure". swap is a way of using hard drive space as RAM because RAM costs more than storage, end of. There's nothing magical going on here.
 
Old 12-15-2016, 01:43 PM   #37
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I just don't want my computer to have an ultimate failure.
All hardware will fail eventually.

The question is not "how do I prevent my computer from ever failing?" but rather "how do I mitigate the damage when hardware failure inevitably occurs?"

Buy a reputable brand of computer with a good warranty.

Back up your data.

That being said, what evidence do you have that a swap partition (or a swap file, or no swap at all) causes "ultimate failure"?

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Old 12-20-2016, 12:16 PM   #38
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CarpCharacin: Here are my suggestions:

- One single root (/) partition
- Do not hibernate - what is the advantage to this ? If you want to stop using the computer for any length of time, just shut down. Arch being a rolling release, you're going to be rebooting frequently enough anyway, what with all the kernel updates ...
- No swap partition
- If after sufficient experience, you feel the need for swapping (incredibly unlikely with 64 Gb of RAM), create a swap file or repartition if for some reason you must.

Have fun !
 
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Ok, I am not using a swap partition. I had trouble installing arch, so I downloaded that arch anywhere iso, the one with the installer and I am installing it now. It is working good.
 
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... It is working good.
Good show - enjoy !
 
  


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