[ILUG] Thoughts on USB as swap space
frankly3d.weblists at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 12:58:49 GMT 2008
Niall O Broin wrote:
> On 1 Jan 2008, at 12:25, Colm Buckley wrote:
>> On 1/1/08, Frank Murphy <frankly3d.weblists at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thinking on the other crowds MaleSheepSpeederUpper idea,
>>> during install could a usb stick be designated as swap?
>>> If so can you use up say the full 4gb or whatever size is involved?
>> Theoretically, yes, but I'd be inclined to think of this as a bad
>> idea in
>> practice -
> What Colm said, in spades But also, you specifically mentioned "during
> install". On anything like a modern machine you should have more than
> enough memory to do an install without needing swap (during the
> install, that is).
I meant to say "specify usb" during install\setup., but as it's not a
runner, basically mute.
As I will be running MS Win 3D apps using Crossover Linux.
How much swap should be needed\(is it really need) say with a P4
duo-core-quad, possibly min 4gb ddr2 ram.
Should it go on a partition with the main os files usually hda(0-9), or
separate physical drive hdb,c (0-9) etc..
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