Creating Swap Areas

John Heim jheim at
Fri Oct 8 16:12:00 UTC 2004

That does remind me of what might be an easy solution to John's problem. 
Somebody mentioned onthe Madlug list that a good use for an old hard drive 
is as a swap partition. If John has an old HD lying around, and I'll bet he 
does, he could put that in and initialize it as a swap partition and he 
wouldn't have to fuss with the partition table on his current drive.

At 11:56 AM 10/5/2004, Cheryl Homiak you wrote:
>Having a swap partition makes a huge difference on my computers, but yours 
>is brand new, John, so it might be all right. Look at the info for mkswap 
>for how to do it with a file.
>I don't think I'd want somebody who didn't know linux doing my 
>installation unless I could supervise them. Next time you might consider 
>putting a request out on madlug; maybe somebody from the user's group 
>would be willing to come and help. but of course I'm sure you are hoping 
>there won't have to be a "next time" in the near future!!!
>I did a successful sarge installation using brltty with a cd I made from 
>the first in the official weekly sarge sets but have only mentioned it on 
>debian-accessibility because it's not really done correctly. I just added 
>brltty to the regular and 2.6 initrds so you have to switch consoles and 
>start it after boot. Also I'm the only one who has used it and it's 
>definitely a hack on my part and not a skilled debian build but it was ok 
>for my purposes.
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