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Old 04-28-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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multiboot system swap part ?

ok.. i have multiple os' installed. Win xp on hda1 and gentoo is going to be on hda2. I also have slackware and agnula installed on hdb. My question is this. I have them all using the same swap partition.. is that going to be a problem for me? I understhand the concept as being equivialant to the windows pagefile. Is this correct or am i off my rocker. thanks
Old 04-28-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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There is nothing wrong with using the same swap space on multi distros (I do the same thing) and there shouldn't be any problems. Swap is virtual memory that can be used by system if extra memory is needed for your processes.
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