Running Beaver from USB want to use hard drive for swap

Mike Marchywka marchywka at
Fri Mar 22 12:24:41 UTC 2019

>From: ubuntu-users <ubuntu-users-bounces at> on behalf of Liam Proven <lproven at>
>Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 6:53 AM
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>Subject: Re: Running Beaver from USB want to use hard drive for swap
>On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 at 11:51, Mike Marchywka <marchywka at> wrote:
>> fwiw,, it looks like "swapon /dev/mapper/swapo_1" did work and
>> the Beaver on USB flash is using the internal hard drive swap partition without
>> a problem.  Seems to be more responsive with fewer pauses.
>*Bins half-written reply*

What does this mean? lol

>Yes, you can use a different install's swap partition, no problem.
>Just don't do it if the hard disk install was hibernated.
>When I run *buntu off USB key, I use ZRAM for compressed in-memory
>swap files. Sounds crazy but it works well.

What do you need to install to try this? It is amazing where CPU usage is
faster than I/O :) How much compression do you typically see? 

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