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Old 02-03-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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Talking can i share swap space?

hi, gonna try install slack on my machine (again). this time i'm gonna cut 10g from my mdk hd for slack.

i was wondering if i can have slack to use my swap space from mdk? or do i have to make a new one?

if i can use my mdk swap space, then i can give the full 10g to / ....


p.s: will i just have to edit my /etc/lilo.conf from mdk, in order to boot slack?
slack will most likely locate in hdb4....
Old 02-03-2004, 08:16 PM   #2
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sure you can.
Old 02-03-2004, 09:22 PM   #3
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I don't see why not It should automatically pick up the presence of swap space on your hard disk and start using it without you noticing.
Old 02-04-2004, 07:19 AM   #4
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Yes, you can use one swap for as many linux distros on ur machine as u like. U just mention the partition during insatllation and it will be formatteas per that distro. Don't worry, it will still be swap and all distros will use it.

You will have to edit ur /etc/lilo.conf in order to boot slack. Also, you will have to copy two files from the slack /boot directory: vmlinux .... and initrd....img into the mandrake /boot directory.
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My question: can you have both of the /boot folders on the same partition? long as you use the same boot loader? I have heard that you cannot as far as a /home folder, and I KNOW not as far as a /etc or /usr (system) folder, but I bet that each would be able to share a swap partition and a /boot folder. (just be sure to save your boot instructions somewhere safe before you install the new Linux. Boot instructions are in /etc/lilo.conf for lilo.)


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