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Old 07-08-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
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sharing swap partition


can two linux distros share the same swap partition?

I am currently running debian sarge, and looking forward to installing slackware 10.1
 
Old 07-08-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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Yes they can. Nothing important is permanently stored on swap.
 
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Just to clarify what is meant by the word "sharing" ...

Yes, the format of a swap-partition has not changed in many moons, so old and new versions can be expected to use the space identically.

But no, two separate computers obviously cannot use the same swap-partition at the same time.
 
  


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