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Author Topic: swap partition  (Read 1809 times)


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swap partition
« on: March 17, 2009, 03:47:39 pm »

Hey guys,

I have a laptop I'm slowly bringing about to Vector.  Big question, which there was some confusion in chat about, how big of a swap do I need?  As it's a laptop it will be going to sleep / hibernation a lot.  I have 4GB of RAM installed, should I go with a 4GB swap?


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Re: swap partition
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 03:55:55 pm »

Currently only a 2Gb swap partition would be recognized so making a 4Gb one would be a waste although you can make multiple swap partitions but I'm not sure if suspend/hibernate would utilize it. You might be better suited with a suspend file that is the size of your RAM.
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