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Old 12-16-2002, 08:55 AM   #1
suneet123
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Increasing swap partition


Is it possible to increase swap space on RH Linux 7.3
without reinstalling it.

thanks
 
Old 12-16-2002, 10:43 AM   #2
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Yeah you can either increase the size of the partition it resides on which can be a hassle or you can create another swap with the mkswap command.

man mkswap for more details.
 
Old 12-16-2002, 03:04 PM   #3
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If you can't repartition then you can always create a swap file. linux can use multiple swaps.
 
Old 12-16-2002, 04:11 PM   #4
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On a side note, how big is your current swap partition ? What is the reason you need additional swap space ?
 
  


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