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Old 10-08-2004, 03:06 PM   #1
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Red face Donīt have swap partition

I have installed Suse 9.0 in my labtop Gericom.

When i did, Yast didnīt create the swap partition.

Is this bad for my sytem now?

If is this so, what could I do to fix it?
Old 10-08-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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No it's not bad. You can create your own. You need a partitioning program and then you can create the partition (I think twice your RAM is the right size) and make it linux swap file system. Then edit your /etc/fstab file to include it.
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If you have HEAPS of RAM (>= 512MB) and don't
try to do massive things the lack of a swapper may
go un-noticed ... if not you may find that applications
randomly die on you.

Solution is to a) re-partition or b) create a special
file in the file-system (works but makes swapping
slower) e.g.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/swapper bs=1024 count=500000
mkswap /tmp/swapper
swapon /tmp/swapper
That will give you swapspace of ~ 500MB

You'd then want to edit /etc/fstab to point to
that file, too.

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In fact, you're not obligated to have one. BTW Swap should be max 512MB if you're not doing heavy graphic processing.


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