Data partition sharing between Ubuntu & WinXP

Derek Broughton news at
Thu May 24 19:12:10 UTC 2007

Dave Woyciesjes wrote:

> Greg Helton wrote:
>> First off, what's with all the swap? That's just a waste of space, as
>> chances are with 1.5gb of RAM you won't ever be swapping anyways.
> True, but I figured it couldn't hurt. IIRC, Linux needs at least one
> swap partition. This way, if one of those 3 disks dies, I still have my
> swap. Not to mention that 1.5 GB is a small amount on each of those.

If you ever want to be able to hibernate/suspend, you will need between 1.5
& 3GB of swap.  Otherwise, no Linux doesn't _need_ a swap file/partition at

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