Re: Adding Swap Space
On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 04:03:37PM -0500, Lance Hoffmeyer wrote:
> I didn't have a swap drive when I installed SARGE and I don't
> see a swap drive mounted. I have now created a swapdrive.
> Do I need to install swapd?
> Also, how do I setup so the swapdrive is mounted/used at boot?
(Suppose /dev/hdc1 is swap. If you only need one partition, you don't
even have to partition it (i think).)
Add this to your /etc/fstab:
/dev/hdc1 none swap sw 0 0
NOTE: Just like a filesystem, a swapfile/swappartition must be formatted
before it can be used.
To format a swapdrive, use:
NOTE2: A swap partition is limited to 2GB on most archs. If you want
more, use multiple swap partitions (Linux supports up to 8 by
If you use multiple swap partitions, you probably want them on
different controllers for speed reasons.
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