Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2003, 11:58 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Slackware 8.1
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Slackware 8.1 Installation

Hi Guys,

I'm a n00b installing Slackware, I'm installing it on an AMD 450 MHz with a 4 Gb drive. How much space should I use as Swap and how much as ext3 ?

Old 01-23-2003, 12:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Portland, OR USA
Distribution: Slackware, SLAX, Gentoo, RH/Fedora
Posts: 1,024

Rep: Reputation: 45

You'll get answers in every range, it's a preference thing.

It would help to know how much RAM you have though.

You could also check out this thread:

or look at for more info.
Old 01-23-2003, 12:19 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Slackware 8.1
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
96 MB Ram, ta for the quick reply.
Old 01-23-2003, 12:35 PM   #4
Registered: Jul 2002
Posts: 141

Rep: Reputation: 15
My tips on swapfile size: 192 MB (double the ram)
Old 01-23-2003, 01:31 PM   #5
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
Originally posted by bynaar
My tips on swapfile size: 192 MB (double the ram)
My tips on swapfile size: Desktop use no more than 200 megs ever, Server use.. well that depends on how many users and what apps you'll be running.. But you shouldn't ever go by the old thumb rule anymore of double the ram.. its an outdated rule these days.

I had a FTP and NFS server with only 64 megs of RAM and it never touched its swap file which I made 200 megs.. if that tells you anything.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware installation sparky853 Slackware 5 02-22-2004 03:42 PM
slackware installation, or package installation?? mipia Slackware - Installation 1 12-15-2003 07:54 PM
Slackware 9.0 Installation bige Slackware 8 05-02-2003 07:11 AM
slackware installation knueven7 Linux - Software 2 04-04-2003 10:32 AM
Slackware Installation Ed-Slack Slackware 6 12-16-2002 05:51 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:11 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration