Creating Swap Areas

John J. Boyer director at
Tue Oct 5 14:24:12 UTC 2004

Well, I'm making progress on exim4, but don't have it working yet. Anyway, 
I have a new question.

How important is it to have a swap partition or file? My new Sarge
installation doesn't seem to have one. The machine has 512MB of medmory,
but part of that is used by the on-board video.  cfdisk shows a number of
partitions, none of which is a swap partition. One of them is CP/M / CTOS.
What does this mean?

If I create a swap file, what is the safest way to do it?

The guy who made the installation didn't have any Linux experience, but he 
was the only person willing to take the time. My computer has no floppy 
drive. Since I am deaf-blind, and it doesn't seem possible to get a 
braille terminal working with booting from CD, I had to find sighted help. 


John J. Boyer; Executive Director, Chief Software Developer
Computers to Help People, Inc.
825 East Johnson; Madison, WI 53703

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