Unix systems, and other Unix-like operating systems, use the term "swap" to describe both the act of moving memory pages between RAM and disk, and the region of a disk the pages are stored on. In some of those systems, it is common to use a separate whole partition of a hard disk for swapping. These ...

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How do I hibernate with swap file without swapping?

Well, I know that my question title is not clear so I'll explain. . Background: I have a laptop with dead battery. (Won't even charge) It also have dead hard drive. (Thrown away) And have 1000MiB RAM ...
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I resized partition and deleted swap area , how do I update the /etc/fstab file to reenable swap?

This is my current fstab file content: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more ...
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Why is it that my pc will not install grub or a swap partition?

When trying to install a different version of Ubuntu my PC tells me that an error has occurred will trying to create a swap partition, why?
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Cannot Remap CapsLock after Swapping with Ctrl

I've remapped my caps lock key so that development in Emacs will be much faster. To do this, I edited /etc/default/keyboard to include: XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" This swapped the Caps lock key with ...
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UBUNTU SWAP vs. Vsphere SWAP .vswp

I am really a newbie. I am found the .vswp swap file in the datastore and I have installed ubuntu as the OS. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the swap partition on the ubuntu OS. I really couldn't ...
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Set primary swap partition

Can I somehow set Ubuntu to use the first swap partion in /dev/sdb and only if not available (or full), use the swap partition on /dev/sda? /dev/sdb is not always mounted so it is necessary to have a ...
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How can you setup encrypted swap with swapspace?

Command swapspace can be used to have dynamically sized swap memory, but how do you setup encryption with it?
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How can I get just the “free swap” value from the output of the “free” command?

I know that free -m will print all the free and used memory values, including the values for Swap. However, I want to only get the numerical value for the amount of free swap on my system. How can I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 freezing (only mouse works)

I've been experiencing constant freezing with my Ubuntu. I've recently upgraded from 14.10 and now every time I have 3 or more programs running (Terminal, Sublime Text and Firefox for example) it ...
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swapping keyboard using alt+shift [duplicate]

I need to know how to swap between languages in Ubuntu 14.04.3 using command line .
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Swap partition loaded but not listed in fstab

I'm in the process of moving my swap partition between two disks and I encountered this behaviour that makes me uncomfortable removing my old swap. I'd like to know: If I can safely remove the swap ...
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Force push process to swap

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on Chromebook. There is couple semi-unneed processes like Google Chrome running in background which I can't just mask via 'chmod -x' or kill since they respawn again (anyway, ...
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Server can't start after SWAP encryption

I'am using an encrypted/server with Dropbear SSH to enter my key. I would like to encrypt SWAP partition in that way : fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 ...
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Erase swap memory storage when app load decreased

I have enough RAM for most purposes, but sometimes I inevitably get carried away with the number of apps and tabs I have open, pushing short-term memory storage into swap. I'll then do an inventory ...
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sharing swap partition on network

I have an HPC including a server and about 20 diskless computing nodes. The server has a swap partition. I wonder if I could use this swap partition over network (ie. using NFS) to be used by ...
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Swap Goes Nuts and Blocks Whole System

When my RAM gets near full, the system starts swapping (as you'd expect). HOWEVER when it does that the disks go berserk and the entire system becomes utterly unresponsive, sometimes for 15 minutes ...
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Unable to set default value for swappiness

I have an Ubuntu 15.04 64bit with 4GB RAM. I do not have a separate swap partition, but a swapfile of 8GB. The system recognizes the swap. I have tried to set swappiness to 15 by adding it to the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 boots slowly

My problem is that I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 in my PC. At the begging, the OS booted quickly, but few days ago, I've seen with Gparted that there was a swap partition of 3,7 G. My PC has ...
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Swap not available says System Monitor

I am having trouble when I play videos on my browser. I guess this may be due to low memory. I have 2GB of ram, and I had created a swap partition during the installation. I don't remember its exact ...
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GParted - unable to create new partitions (grayed out)

I'm trying to create a new swap since the old one seems to be set up incorrectly. It takes over 90 seconds to boot in because it's running some process at the start. If I comment out swap in fstab, ...
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Swap partition not used on fresh Ubuntu 14.04

My system is freezing when the memory used is maxed out and I was wondering why. Turns out the swap is not being used. Here's my partition table: Device Boot Start End Blocks ...
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Swap multiple keys -> Caps Lock with both ctrl and escape

As newbie developer, I try currently to get familiar with both Vim and Emacs editors. Vim was the first one (for several months up to now), I got used to it, I have some nice plugins and snippets for ...
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Removing Swap Partition after Ubuntu has been installed

So my question is when removing my swap partition sense it is after my boot partition how do I combine it with my root partition? Do I have to run off a Gparted Live cd but how would I go about ...
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Unable to enable swap in Ubuntu MATE 15.10

I recently installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu MATE 15.10. I chose to encrypt my Home folder, upon using the system I noticed my swap partition was not enabled. I checked my /etc/fstab and saw it had ...
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lost swap and no idea why

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a DELL Inspiron 7. I was happily browsing away, when all of a sudden the laptop turned off as if someone unplugged the power. I reboot no problem, but I noticed, ...
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Formatting the loopback device?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, I used the Windows installer to install it aside with Windows 7. I chose the same partition as it has enough space. I got this message when the computer rebooted and I'm afraid ...
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how can I increase my swap space in this sitution? [duplicate]

I have 16gb Ram,but I need 48gb....so I should increase my swap space to 32. Can I? I ve tried to use Gparted but it's sth such as lock (or mount)!!!! tnx please see this shot
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Increase ext4 partition size by decreasing Swap memory size in linux [duplicate]

I was a newbie while installing linux mint 17.2 in my laptop. So I allocated more than 20GB for my swap memory and 30Gb for ext4 partition. Now only I realized that swap memory is using instead of RAM ...
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Whn hibernating : “PM: Swap header not found”

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10. My swap partition: $ swapon -s Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/sda2 partition 3144700 2460 -1 and in ...
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Ubuntu taking way too long time to start

So, I have a Dell laptop. Core i5 4th Generation and 8GB RAM. I recently installed Kali alongside Ubuntu and Windows 10 and then when I booted from Ubuntu (15.10 with Gnome) again it took a VERY LONG ...
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Size of swap partition for 4GB ram

I got a notebook with 4GB RAM and i want to create a swap partition with the exact same size, using gparted. gparted has GiB and MiB as units. is the correct amount 4 GiB or 4.295 GiB?
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Swap is still being used heavily although swappines has been set to 5

I run ubuntu on 4 Gb of RAM, and found the system still using 20% of Swap although the RAM is only 57% full and swappiness set to 5. The result of cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness is 5. Is this is ...
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How do I get rid of this delay after deleting my swap partition?

I deleted my swap partition recently with gparted. Now when I bootup, there is a 15-40 second hang after I choose "Ubuntu" from the grub menu. It just says this ACPI probe or something message that it ...
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Performance penalties of using zram on a high-memory machine

I've heard zRAM does wonders in low-memory machines, like allowing to have 20 tabs open in a browser window without swapping or OOM - all that even without noticing that zram has kicked in! I am ...
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Do I Really Need A Swap Partition? [duplicate]

I am about to format and manually partition my hard drive for Ubuntu for the first time. I have 16GB of RAM. I am wondering if I should even allocate a swap partition? Should I just make a root ...
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How can I select a partition for use as swap space during installation? [duplicate]

I'm getting an error message: You have not selected any partitions for use as swap space. I'd like to select a partition for use as swap space but I can't figure out how to. I can select the ...
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How to make hibernation work again on 15.10 after disabling encrypted swap

on my clean install of Xubuntu 15.10 I am unable to make hibernation work, although it's been working on my laptop successfully since 11.10 or so. The only thing changed is that I have selected ...
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How to enable unused swap disk?

After some months of use I've found out that my system has no swap memory available. I urgently need it in order to build some huge software projects. cat /proc/meminfo prints the following: ...
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swap partition limits my drive

why is the swap disk not just a file inside the main partition? setting as a seperate partition limits my ability to extend 1 partition for anaother O.S.
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Why Ubuntu 15.10 won't free cached RAM?

Description of the problem: The issue I'm having is that kswapd seemingly randomly goes into a wild spin and my laptop becomes totally unusable. (edit) This is not a problem if insufficient ...
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Cannot allocate memory and file name too long

I am working on my bachelor thesis in cooperation with a commercial company and before I can start actively developing, I must run some kind of regression tests they have. Test script is written in ...
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Graphic aberrations when swapping

Ever since I started to use Ubuntu on my ThinkPad X200, I have noticed that in certain situations certain graphical elements (desktop backgrounds, button icons, text) will become distorted. You can ...
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When does disc swapping happen?

How/When does Ubuntu decide to swap to disc? For the sake of argument, let's say I am running one or more Fortran/Python programs that require more than the 128GB RAM available on the server. ...
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Will Ubuntu 15.04 create a swap partition with the default installation?

I am going to install a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 on a Lenovo X1 Carbon. I plan to select the default Erase disk and install Ubuntu option and tick both Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security and ...
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Long running kiosk application eats up memory without freeing it

I've a long running application built with PHP/HTML/CSS3/JS running on Chrome on a Ubuntu Server 14.04.03. I've set everything up to make it work and let it run for some days. I've noticed something ...
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Accidently added linux swap partition to windows without formatting [closed]

The PC no longer had Ubuntu, I had already added the Ubuntu storage partition to windows but forgot to add the swap partition. Some days later I added the swap partition to windows through windows by ...
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How can I redetect swap partition after formating to enable hibernation

I had this setup working on my laptop: /dev/sda1 (ext4) / /dev/sda2 (ext4) /home /dev/sda3 swap partition /dev/sda4 (ntfs) /media/windows After getting sick of windows, I removed the last ...
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disk requirements for 15.04

How much space does Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) use on a SSD disk? How much swap space to assign for standard desktop usage?
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SWAP increasing during network traffic

I have a huge HDD with /home mounted and a small SSD with / and swap (6GB for the latter, 5.7GB shown in Ubuntu 15.04). From another computer, I initiated writing into my HDD. I intend to transfer ...
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Install Ubuntu with full disk encryption - /dev/mapper/vg-root does not exist

I want to install Ubuntu with full disk encryption without swap. Therefore I've followed: Install Ubuntu 15.04 with full disk encryption, but without swap partition It didn't work, thus I've also ...