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Re: Partitioning for a Hurd install


On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 07:02:29PM -0000, moss@mythic-beasts.com wrote:

> As you are putting the Hurd in VirtualBox then I'd suggest accepting
> the defaults for Linux (other) and either no swap partition or at most
> 0.5GB. You can always increase the memory if you need it and the
> virtual hard disk will expand up to 8Gb which should be plenty.

That's wrong. Gnumach can only deal with some 768 MiB or so of physical
memory -- adding anything more to the VM is useless. As a consequence,
adding swap is highly recommended.


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