Data partition sharing between Ubuntu & WinXP

Markus Hitter mah at
Fri May 25 14:14:02 UTC 2007

Am 25.05.2007 um 15:44 schrieb Dave Woyciesjes:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>> IIRC, Linux needs at least one swap partition.

The Installer strongly suggests this, but when installing 6.10, I  
managed to "fool" the installer and the system now runs Feisty  
without any swap just perfectly.

Having a swap mechanism based on variable sized files would fit  
todays demands a lot better than the current partition based one,  
IMHO. While fixed size file based swap appears to work, I can't find  
how to make those files resizeable automatically.

> Of course, if I find the machine starts up quick enough, then I
> probably won't even worry about using sleep, or any other power-saving
> features.

Did you ever work with a zillion of open applications and had to  
"turn down" (quiet, energy saving) the machine somehow to continue  
work the next day?

On my Macintoshes, sleep works so reliable, I never shut down. Saves  
a lot of work if you don't have to worry wether applications are  
capable to restore their previous state. Even if a compiler is in the  
middle of his work, he'll continue after wake a few days later as if  
nothing had happened.

my $ 0.02,

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Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter

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