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Old 11-14-2005, 10:14 PM   #1
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Question common swap partition..


Hi all!

I wonder if I can use one swap partition for 2 or more linux distros in the same computer. At a time I can load only one system, for example, Debian. And I reload computer and load Gentoo. Gentoo and Debian will have their own /root, /boot partitions, but 1 common swap partition. Is it OK? Or I have to have separate swap partition for each system?

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Old 11-14-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
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Since you can only boot one distro at a time, you need only one swap partition to serve them all. Create the swap partition when you install the first distro, and each succeeding distro should detect it and let you select it to use with that distro.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thank you, bigrigdriver!
 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:45 AM   #4
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Mmmmm - could get a bit ugly if you were using suspend2 ...
 
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Mmmmm - could get a bit ugly if you were using suspend2 ...
Sorry, what do you mean "suspend2" ?
 
Old 11-15-2005, 01:04 AM   #6
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See here.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:35 AM   #7
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If u use suspend2 then it will be an issue :(

If you use suspend2 , after reboot your machine with the same linux-distro it will not be an issue. But if you enter another distro, then it will be an issue.

In that case u need seperate swap area !
 
Old 11-15-2005, 04:49 AM   #8
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thanks to all!
 
  


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