slackware can't install

Katie Durden katielicious66 at
Sat Aug 25 06:51:14 EDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-08-24 at 18:27 -0500, Adam Myrow wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > One note that should maybe be added to the speakup documentation for 
> > slackware is about swap partitions needing to be twice the ram size 
> > that's on a computer.
> This is a completely false statement, that for some reason gets propagated 
> over and over again.  From what I understand, the idea dates back to an 
> early version of BSD which would duplicate all of your RAM to swap space, 
> thus creating a redundant copy of RAM.  So, you had to have more swap than 
> ram in order to have any swap space at all.  The way Linux, and most other 
> operating systems do it is to append swap to RAM, so if you have 1GB of 
> RAM, and 2GB of swap, you effectively have 3GB of memory.  I have 1GB of 
> RAM on my system, and almost never use any swap space.  Of course, if I 
> ran Gnome, I might use some of it, but I doubt I'd come even close to 2GB.
I have 2gb of ram, and 3gb of swap....
but then, that's because I have 3 hard drives in a raid5 and about 1.5
tb disk space overall, and to keep partitions lined up I ended up with
1gb partitions on each disk so....i just made it swap...
and I never use it lol.

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