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Old 02-19-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Use Windows pagefile.sys (swap) as Linux swap?


I know it's possible, but does anyone have a URL or tutorial on how to do this?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #2
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I know it's possible, but does anyone have a URL or tutorial on how to do this?

Thanks!
Google has lots of links to it, like this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=995971

Since you don't say what version/distro of Linux, hard to be precise. And none of these tutorials/howto's think it's a particularly good idea, from what I've seen.

Given how Windows operates with ANYTHING else other than itself, I'd say you're in for headaches. Just look at how much effort it takes to get it to dual-boot....
 
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It may save some disk space. I think it will make Linux quite unstable.
 
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It may save some disk space. I think it will make Linux quite unstable.
That was the general impression I got, too.

These days, disk drives are so cheap, that even if you use 2GB for swap (large), you're still left with a LOT of extra space. Seems like alot of headache and uncertainty for nothing...
 
  


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