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Old 12-04-2004, 03:57 PM   #1
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Swap Partitions in SUSE 9.1


I know SUSE created a swap partition during installation, but where exactly is it, cuz theres nothing labeled swap that I can find.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 05:09 PM   #2
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swap would be a seperate partition, not a filesystem on / try
Code:
sfdisk -l
if you have sfdisk this will list the partition table and one should be labeled swap here's the output on one of my boxes...
[root@linuxtorrents root]# sfdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdc: 4092 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
Units = cylinders of 516096 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 0+ 202 203- 102280+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdc2 203 3051 2849 1435896 83 Linux
/dev/hdc3 3052 4091 1040 524160 82 Linux swap <<----swap partition
/dev/hdc4 0 - 0 0 0 Empty

Hope this helps,
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:13 PM   #3
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Ok, mine appears as /dev/hda6 Linux Swap
but how do I get files out of it from windows?
 
Old 12-04-2004, 06:28 PM   #4
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You don't. Swap is the same thing as windows virtual memory. It is only used by the kernel to swap unused data from RAM to hard drive.

The best method IMO to share files between the two OS's is a FAT32 partition.

Last edited by michaelk; 12-04-2004 at 06:31 PM.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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It sounds like you are confused as to the purpose of a swap partition.

A swap partition is the equivilent of a pagefile (virtual memory) on Windows. When you have too much info in RAM, the system starts swapping it out to virtual memory, which is actually on a hard drive.

The swap partitiion has a 'swap' file system and hence can not be read by Windows.

If you want to be able to swap files between OS's, create a FAT32 partition (in Windows) or a vfat partition (in Linux). This can be read by both Linux and Windows natively.

[EDIT: MichaelK beat me to it ]
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:49 PM   #6
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Doh! Guess If I want to "swap" in the manner I'm speaking of I would have to repartition my harddrive and add a fat32?
 
Old 12-04-2004, 10:02 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Valhalla
Doh! Guess If I want to "swap" in the manner I'm speaking of I would have to repartition my harddrive and add a fat32?
Yes.
 
  


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