Re: pi vs swap on flash
But I did use piclone to copy my SD to the hard drive. After you copy
you have to mount the hard drive partitions and manually change your
/etc/fstab. Also in /boot/cmdline.txt tell it that root is on
/dev/sda2 or whatever. Worked really slick, the partition size got
expanded automatically and everything.
On 7/13/17, Alan Corey <email@example.com> wrote:
> Mine looks like:
> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
> /dev/sda1 /boot vfat defaults 0 2
> /dev/sda2 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1
> /dev/sda3 none swap sw 0 0
> And when you reboot you should see it in top as an increase in swap.
> The only downside I've found is that piclone doesn't know to ignore
> it. I put mine at the end of 320 GB, now I can't use piclone for
> backups to SD anymore. But there's been discussion that swap will
> wear out an SD fast, they're rated by read/write cyccles.
> On 7/13/17, Gene Heskett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Greetings all;
>> I have a terabyte drive plugged into a usb port on a pi-3b.
>> It has a swap partition of 2Gb allocated.
>> I would like to edit fstab and put swap on this rotating media.
>> I feel that with the pi's limited memory, this would be a noticeable
>> speedup, when apt is doing updates in particular. I've had 200 megs of
>> updates take over an hour to complete.
>> How is this accomplished?
>> Cheers, Gene Heskett
>> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
>> soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
>> -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
>> Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>
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