swap and multiboot scenario
I have recently added a couple of distros to my backup system, so here are my specs:
288 mb pc100
and right now I have things set up like this:
7G College Linux - lilo installed and boots CL only
6G Elx Linux - bootdisk used to boot
6G jamD linux - bootdisk used to boot
rest is unallocated space
the question I have is whether or not I need a swap partition at all.
I am considering adding another distro - SuSe 8.2 prob (see if I can get apt-get to work in it) Anyway, these are all primary partitions and I want to leave them that way. I know that I can create a logical partition to add another distro, but I would prefer to deal with all primaries as lilo has really messed things up before and I have been forced to reinstall CL a couple of times.
So, what I am thinking is that if I delete the swap partition, it will free up a primary so I can create another partition for SuSE to use as root.
I will have to be careful with SuSE also cuz I don't want a different bootloader installed. As much as I can't stand lilo, it seems to be the only way I can easily boot into CL.
Thanks in advance. BTW, I plan to watch my system monitors to see how much of my swap is used up to give me an idea, but I am not sure how accurate that would be in determining the usage.