what is the difference between swap partition and swap
ignazio_io at yahoo.it
Fri Mar 13 14:07:59 UTC 2009
Steven Vollom wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Jonas Norlander wrote:
>>> 2009/3/12 Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca>:
>>>> Brian Norman Wootton wrote:
>>>>> There used to be a maximum partition size for swap of 2 GB, I don't know
>>>>> if this still applies.
>>>> Never in my memory (I started using at least 3GB when I bought my Dell
>>>> laptop at least 5 years ago, because I was using swap for tmpfs).
>>> Well there are a limit of 4 Gb (if you use 32 bit architectures) for
>>> your virtual memory and that includes RAM, Swap, Graphics memory and
>>> other devices.
>> Surely that's not right. People are using 4GB _real_ memory (using PAE
>> kernels) - do they not get any swap at all? I really am going to have to
>> finish the installation on this machine...
> I don't know if you want to hear this, but I just built my new computer
> a 64bit machine. I have a fairly large HDD and Lots of memory Plus a
> quad-core now. When I set up my new system, I installed Intrepie 64bit
> with KDE 4.2. Not knowing it wasn't possible, I made a 50gb boot
> partition and a 20gb swap partition and so far it is working pretty
50 gigs of boot partition or of root partition? If it's just for the
boot (I believe there are only the kernel images + some grub stuff &
similar), I believe 1 gig is more than enough for the foreseeable future :)
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