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Old 10-28-2006, 03:13 PM   #1
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Slack 11 Swap Partitions


Will linux slackware 11 use a swap partition if it is on another drive? ie, I have slack on /dev/sda. Will it use /dev/sdb if it is set up as a swap partition?
Old 10-28-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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Yes it should - I had a similar setup (with non-sata drives) on several of my older PCs with previous Slackware releases. As long as Slackware can see the drives it can use their partitions.
Old 10-28-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thanks gilead!
Old 10-28-2006, 08:24 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by tim1348
Thanks gilead!
yes it will use the Swap on the /dev/sda. but you can create a swap during installation with cfdisk. just crate the partition the select type and make it a swap partition.


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