Swap partition? (Re: FC2 & Dell Inspiron 7500 - newbie friendly?)

Bolívar bolivar.de at terra.com.br
Fri Jun 11 03:55:27 UTC 2004

At 23:47 10/6/2004 -0400, you wrote:

>Good news: Installation was very impressive overall.  Straightforward and
>let me set my video card and sound card and made a nice GUI when all was
>said and done
>Oddity: I had made a small 532mb partition at the beginning of the drive to
>try and make a 'save to disk' partition.  I think WinXP had put some files
>there, and it wouldn't have worked in the long run anyway.  During the
>setup, I was strongly encouraged to mark a partition for swap, and tried to
>use that 532mb partition.
>FC2 installed cleanly... Except that WinXP would no longer boot :-/
>Ok, probably my fault.
>I am now reinstalling WinXP.  I have found the Dell Utility to make a "Save
>to Disk" (S2D) partition which was designed to work with Redhat:
>Red Hat Linux 6.2 & 7.0 Suspend to Disk Util for Dell Notebook systems
>[Redhat Linux 6.2 & 7.0 Version 1.1.i386]
>So I'm going to try this again.  My question are these:
>1) Do I need a separate swap partition? [512mb ram]
>     - what size should it be?
>     - how/when do I create it?  During the installation process?
>2) Will the save-to-disk partition work with FC2? [I know there are no
>guarantees in life, but...]
>3) I will probably install FreeBSD in a 3rd partition.
>     - Any suggestion as to whether I should install FBSD before or after
>     - Can FBSD and FC2 share the same swap partition?
>     - Can FBSD and FC2 share the same S2D partition?
>Sent using the Microsoft Entourage 2004 for Mac Test Drive.

Everything you need to know about dual boot using FC2 is here:
That´s the fix for XP no longer booting.

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