On 5/1/06, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:
> Peter Humphrey posted <200605011141.50417.prh@...>, excerpted
> below, on Mon, 01 May 2006 11:41:50 +0100:
> > On Sunday 30 April 2006 16:51, Mark Knecht wrote:
> >> 2) When I built the machine I had 512MB in the machine so a 1GB swap
> >> seemed fine. I have since updated to 1GB so the swap seemed a bit small
> >> anyway.
> > I've read somewhere that more than 1 GB swap would be wasted.
> I believe that's no longer correct -- under certain circumstances, anyway.
> All that said, as I've mentioned a couple times now, on a single disk
> system, there's a /huge/ cost in terms of access speed, to access swap.
I'm sure this is true....
> OTOH, with the size of today's drives, often a hundred gigabyte or more
> need not even be partitioned, let alone ever used, and if that's the case,
> throwing a few gigs at a swap partition, just so the system and system
> operator have the flexibility to use it if it's ever needed, certainly
> doesn't hurt. With a dual boot system and a drive < a couple hundred gig,
> it's possible there's not the room to spare I was talking above, but
> something reasonable, 2-4 gig, might still be possible, if one wants it.
This was what happened on my system. I wasn't totally sure when I got
the AMD64 machine that I would end up running 64-bit, so I built
64-bit on a smaller hard drive footprint. I used only about 50GB of
the 250GB drive. 64-bit ended up working rather well, for most things,
so I forgot I had this extra disk space until I got into this Windows
install. I hope I never use swap. This is just a desktop machine most
of the time with som good audio hardware for when I want to write
music and record with Ardour. It's my goal the almost never swap out,
but if I do I decided it wouldn't hurt to use up 1GB more of disk
Now, once again, thanks to everyone who helped me get the boot
partition moved so I could install Win XP. I am able now to dual boot
XP and AMD64 Gentoo so that's cool. Unfortunately the 1GB I had at the
front of the drive turned out to not be enough to actually run XP. I
did get it installed but I don't have enough disk space to do all the
updates to Windows so it looks like I have to go back to the drawing
board on this one. The next step appears to be to move my / partition
further back on the drive to make more room available for Windows at
the front of the drive.
Is there no better way with this stupid M$ operating system?
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