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Re: running without a swap partition

On Wed, 09 Feb 2000, Christian DeKonink <chrisd@sendmail.com> wrote:

> Can debian be run without a swap partition?

Sure can. It's sensible to provide some sort of swap capability if you
can -- otherwise you can get into a position where Linux will be unable
to do /anything/ because it ran out of memory. It does not cope well
with this (relatively speaking).

If you really can't spare the disk space or whatever, just forget it. My
router/firewall at home runs happily with a ramdisk, booting off a
floppy, with no other drives at all.


Quid sit futurem cras fuge quaerere
        -- Horace

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