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Old 09-23-2006, 10:54 PM   #1
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linux swap

Does a partition have to formated as "linux-swap" to be used as swap space?

I have plans for this space for other temporary things while not using linux.

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Old 09-24-2006, 12:12 AM   #2
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if you want to use the partition with other filesystems, then when going back to linux why not just re-mkswap the swap partition during boot. IMO this won't take much time since mkswap doesn't really care what data is currently is in the swap. it only cares about the size and creating the headers. mkswap must be done before mounting the swap partition of course.
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Thank you,

I didn't know about that, I'll look into it and try it out.


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