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 How to increase the Swap drive size
I am running RH7.3 and is trying to upgrade to RH8.0.
The RH8.0 requires more swap space than the RH7.3 for the same amount of
DRAM . I still have unused cylinders next to my present  swap space---- what
is the procedure of  increasing  my Swap drive size ?   .  Do I repartition
the swap drive in DOS or in linux  ?


 Fri, 02 Sep 2005 12:43:09 GMT   
 How to increase the Swap drive size
 > I am running RH7.3 and is trying to upgrade to RH8.0. The RH8.0
 > requires more swap space than the RH7.3 for the same amount of DRAM .
 > I still have unused cylinders next to my present  swap space---- what
 >  is the procedure of  increasing  my Swap drive size ?   .  Do I
 > repartition the swap drive in DOS or in linux  ?
 >
 >
I suggest repartitioning in Linux, because DOS probably cannot make a
Linux partition (83) or a Linux swap partition (82).

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 Fri, 02 Sep 2005 12:45:50 GMT   
 How to increase the Swap drive size

The *easiest* way is to use the Linux installation CD or network
installation tools, and use them to edit your partition table during the
upgrade. The Linux tools are probably better for this: they tell you a
lot more about which cylinders you're mucking with.



 Fri, 02 Sep 2005 12:54:29 GMT   
 How to increase the Swap drive size
Acronis PartitionExpert will handle this procedure from Windows.

kk

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 Fri, 02 Sep 2005 20:06:42 GMT   
 How to increase the Swap drive size

I don't believe that RH8 requires more swapspace than RH 7.3.  The
installer worries about swapspace, wanting swap to be 2x real memory, and
threatens to create a swap file.  I've always ignored this threat, (on
machines with >=128MB), and never had a problem.  If it turns out that
the way you run your machine requires a lot of swap, you can monitor it
and add more later.

Certainly rather than repartitioning, if you really needed more swap, you
could create a new swap partition on your unused space, and turn it on
in your /etc/fstab.

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 Sat, 03 Sep 2005 01:12:20 GMT   
 How to increase the Swap drive size
Can't you have multiple swap partitions?  In the book "running linux"
they go through how to add a swap partition and how to add a swap file.

How much memory do you have and how large is your current swap partation?

Scott



 Tue, 15 Nov 2005 23:10:38 GMT   
 How to increase the Swap drive size

Yes you can have 2 swap partitions but you have to have both
partitions in /etc/fstab like this. They can be on separate
drives or on the same one.

/dev/hda2     swap        swap      defaults    0 0
/dev/hdb4    swap         swap      defaults    0 0

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 Wed, 16 Nov 2005 00:08:34 GMT   
 How to increase the Swap drive size

Well, for completeness, you can have more than two swap partitions, and
you don't HAVE to list them in /etc/fstab; you can add or remove swap
space on the fly.  See "man swapon" for swapon/swapoff.  In fact,
you can use a file as additional swap space, rather than a partition.
I've had to do this kind of thing on other flavors of UNIX (specifically,
IRIX), when there wasn't enough memory_swap to run a filesystem check.
(RAIDs and Very Large Partitions can do that on IRIX ....)

Best bet is to size your swap space for reasonably forseeable situations,
and add some temporarily if you encouter an unusual situation.



 Wed, 16 Nov 2005 00:30:11 GMT   
 
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