tdockery97 wrote:The swap is not influenced by the kernel. Swap on one hand is a holdover from the days when computers had a small amount of random access memory. On the other hand, if you wish to hibernate your computer instead of turning it off, swap is necessary to hold the work you were doing in your last session. If you have lots of RAM and don't plan on using suspend/hibernate then it's up to you whether to keep or remove the swap partition.
A Future Pilot wrote:So I have two questions...
First...I saw several times he said you could expand partitions with unallocated space...Is that right?
Say you have:
Could you make / 30GB without losing any data or anything? And how would you do that? Using something like GParted?
3) Swap partitions don't need to be any larger than 2X your system ram. And, the sum of system ram and swap shouldn't exceed 4 Gig. If it does, reduce the swap partition size to get back to 4 Gig. or less. If you have 4 Gig. of ram on a 32 bit system like Mint, make a very small swap partition anyway, as the kernel expects to have a swap partition available. Not having a swap partition slows the kernel down in certain situations. For this purpose, there is no need for the swap partition to be over 256 KB at most.
Surreal wrote:Hello everyone!
After getting tired of Windows 7 and doing alot of distro-hopping to just try out which one works
best for me i have decided to install LM11 64bit.
I use my laptop mostly for browsing, listening to music, watching movies, abit of php programming, nothing exciting really
I've read almost all 26 pages in this topic and but i'd still like a second opinion on my partition scheme;
My harddrive is 320 GB.
primary sda1 -> /boot -> 256 MB -> ext2 or reiserfs
primary sda2 -> / -> 12 GB -> ext3
primary sda3 -> swap -> ?
sda4 EXTENDED PARTITION
logical sda5 -> /Home -> 10 GB -> ext3
logical sda6 -> DATA partition -> 75 GB -> ext3 For music
logical sda7 -> DATA partition -> Remaining GB's -> ext3 For Storing personal files, pictures, downloads
As you may have noticed i left the swap size empty, my system has 4 GB of RAM memory and like
i said i'll be using Linux Mint 64bit, what size should my swap be? As i never set my laptop to suspend or sleep mode.
The Data partitions will be mounted in my /Home directory to /Music and /Storage
What do you guys think of this partition scheme? Will it be an efficient and optimal setup?
Also when in the future new Mint releases become available, will i be able to update the system easily?
Fred wrote:swap ----Formatted as swap -----per above rules
/ ----------Formatted as ext3 ------10 – 12 Gig.
Data Partition1 ----Formatted as ext3 -----sized for data
Data Partition2 ----Formatted as ext3 -----sized for data
Data Partition3 ----Formatted as ext3 -----sized for data
mrjoeyman wrote:Yo duderino! I have supplied a link that will clear things up for you that I discovered on this forum. I was in the same frame of mind that you were at that point and gleaned some further great info from it. Check it out!
leae89 wrote:First of all, I'm spanish speaker, so my english couldn't be as good as yours. My apologize in advance.
This question perhaps has been answered much time before, but I need to know: Does Linux Mint install alongside Windows as Ubuntu does?
I mean, Ubuntu is installed as another Windows program, and it's listed at startup, and my notebook promps me which OS to boot (Windows 7 or Ubuntu) after turning it on.
I need this answer before installing Mint 11.
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