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    Default Swap file

    Hi everyone,

    Can someone explain what a swap file is and why they are required

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    Default Re: Swap file

    Swap is a temporary file to help processing info. It is used to increase the memory for the process, that otherwise would be in the memory queue. You can also check wikipedia.
    To enable it go in menu>setup>system>service>swap file setup

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    Default Re: Swap file

    On fresh image install 4.0r003 i initiale a new hard disk 320GB. After initiale i get 2 partitions. One 319Gb ext3 and one 1Gb Swap. Why is that? Can i erase the second partition? How can i format the first to ext4??
    And the above swap file is it different from the swap of the hard disk? why?
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    Default Re: Swap file

    is it recomanded to make swap file or is just good without it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdalto View Post
    is it recomanded to make swap file or is just good without it ?

    With small machines (500-800-800SE) its very hard work without swap file because the flash is very small; with a big machine (7020-8000) you can work without but its better work with swap file.
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