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  1. #1

    Max swap partition size?

    I'm installing Slackware on my new laptop which has 2gb of ram. According to the old rule of swap = 2x ram, that would mean I should have a 4gb swap partition, but I have read that this is more than would ever be used and is just wasting space on my hard drive. Should I go with the 4gb or just 1 or 2gb? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
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    Jan 2005
    Chicago (USA)
    You shouldn't need any with 2GB of RAM.

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    so I could just skip the whole swap partition completely? ok thanks I'll give that a shot.

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    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
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    You should use swap if it was me id use 512Mb.

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    If you're not using it as a SQL server you should be fine. Though I think the maximum recommended is 512MB, which I agree with going with. You'll probably never even scrape it, just nice to have for some multimedia operations.

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