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I heard that swap memory partition should be double the size of ram.. is it true? so I have to keep 8 GB swap space? I'm gonna install Ubuntu gnome 13.04.

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marked as duplicate by NikTh, Warren Hill, Kevin Bowen, theDefector, Eric Carvalho Aug 6 '13 at 1:18

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Take a look at SwapFaq. – Mitch Aug 5 '13 at 11:25
4 gigabit RAM (or 0.5 GB RAM) is rather low. Did you mean byte (capital B) rather than b (bit) ? – Hennes Aug 5 '13 at 12:00
Already answered here‌​. Hopefully some of the multiple answers there will meet your query. – NikTh Aug 5 '13 at 12:19

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You are supposed to have your swap set at a minimum of equal your ram (4gb) but it's recommended to set it at double (8gb).

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