Re: Hard Discs and Virtual Memory ...
On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 10:12:11AM -0700, Soul Computer wrote:
> I remember that Linux can use a partition for virtual memory. Well
> ... I want to upgrade my computer by adding an 80GB HDD and making it
> the boot disc. The second (original HDD will then be delegated to
> some other use. It is 1.2GB. I was wondering if Linux could co-opt
> this second HDD en lieu of the Virtual Memory Partition, and, if so,
> how would I tell it to do so?
Wrap 72char/line pls.
I think use fdisk to partition as swap partition. Use swapon to enable
it. Also edit/etc/fstab to automatically enable swap upon reboot.
I alwas limit swap partition less than 128MB/partition by habit but I
heard newer kernel can handle larger swap.
See manual pages:
swapon(2), swapoff(2), fstab(5), init(8), mkswap(8),
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