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



> 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
> FC2?
>     - Can FBSD and FC2 share the same swap partition?
>     - Can FBSD and FC2 share the same S2D partition?

1) I would suggest modifying the size of the swap from what Fedora will
select. It will choose 2 x RAM (1024MB) which is way too big for most
things. Unless you plan on running really big apps that will require lots of
swap. I suggest to do what I did, and modify it to be 518MB (the smallest
size for 512MB of RAM that Fedora will allow without a "warning" message).
You should be fine with that. This is done during the install process (check
the box that says "review partition setup" or something like that, in order
to modify what Fedora chooses).

2) I'm not really sure what the S2D partition is/does... sorry.

3) I know other Linux distros (even Live CD's) will make use of this same
swap partition, but I am not sure about freeBSD. I'm thinking of installing
freeBSD in the future myself, so I'd be interested to know too!

-Steve.



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