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Author Topic: Placing home & swap in 2nd hdd  (Read 775 times)

dreamerman

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Placing home & swap in 2nd hdd
« on: August 29, 2010, 05:01:41 pm »

I must say I am totally blown away with VL 6 Light on my oldie (hp Vectra vei8 Pentium III 550Mhz, 512MB RAM, DVDROM, 20G/8.4G hdds, onboard Matrox video & Crystal sound). Have tried others (SUSE/Ubuntu/Xubuntu/SimplyMepis) but either they are too bloated for my oldie or simply won't install properly. VL went without a single hitch. Yeah!

Ok, I have a question on using a 2nd hdd. My plan is as follows & wondered if it make sense? Any input is appreciated for a newbie. BTW, I plan to setup these partitions using Gparted.

hda1 - boot - primary - linux - remaining space
hda2 - primary - swap - 512MB

hdb1 - primary - home - remaining space
hdb2 - primary - swap - 512MB 

I read somewhere that having 2 swap partitions on different hdds may speed up things. Cheers.
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nightflier

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Re: Placing home & swap in 2nd hdd
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 04:50:13 am »

Having swap on both drives like that is a good idea. It allows more resources to work together. Your partitioning setup is a good one.  :)
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dreamerman

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Re: Placing home & swap in 2nd hdd
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 02:59:02 pm »

Nightflier, many thanks. Will try it out tonite.
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