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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I can't create both Swap and Ext4 partition

I installed Ubuntu using the dual boot method. My laptop is HP pavilion DV6. It has MBR on my HDD, so I'm limited to create 4 primary partitions. In Windows 8 I have used 4 primary partitions. In the ...
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where to put swap ? partitioning a drive for ubuntu and spare ntfs space

I have a spare hard drive. I am not setting up dual boot. I have ubuntu on ext4 at the start of the drive. and want to put a ntfs partition and a swap space should I put swap space between ubuntu ...
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Snort Latency and Ubuntu memory/Swap space

I have snort running on an Ubuntu server. I have noticed that sometimes I get high latency on my network when packets pass through snort. I have also noticed that the Ubuntu server is using about 14Gb ...
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Ubuntu is not finding swap partition

I booted Ubuntu on to a new computer today. I created 3 partitions 20g for operating system 200g encrypted /home and 12g swap. But sudo swapon -s brings up nothing and when I boot it also say swap not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS swap partition on ACER Aspire 5720 [duplicate]

I have an ACER Inspire 5720 laptop PC (32bits) and will install Ubuntu14.04 LTS on it. The hard drive has a 160 GB capacity with 2 GB Ram memory. I should like to know how much space I have to ...
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Do I even need a swap partition? [duplicate]

I have 8 gb of ram and use my machine for web browsing streaming and some light gaming. Do I need a swap partition?
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System crashes when forced to use swap

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04, with encrypted luks. I have 16 gigs of ram, so I don't use swap too often, but when my machine is forced to for one reason or another, it crashes. This can happen from ...
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Why do programs (including Xorg) close when out of RAM but Swap is near empty?

I have some swap configured and I believe activated... Filename Type Size Used Priority /dev/sda5 partition 7811068 1124912 200 ...
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Resize or turn off encrypted swap

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on a 60 GB ssd with full encryption. My PC has 16 GB of RAM. This has resulted in a swap size approaching 16 GB. Can I subsequently change this to 2 GB or completely turn ...
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Expanding partition for more [duplicate]

I formatted the unallocated space to fat32 (don't know if that was right). Now I want to extend my dev/sda5 for more memory as I'm currently getting warnings about my low memory space. Above My ...
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Resizing swap partition after installing ubuntu 12.04

I have few Gigabytes of unused space on my hard drive. How can I add this extra space to my swap partition?
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swap memory value / percentage meaning

Swap memory can be set between 0 to 100 What Does It means when we set swap memory to .. ? swappiness= 0 Tells the kernel to avoid swapping processes out of physical memory for as long as ...
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my partitions are wrong

I am using Ubuntu 14.10, when I installed it, I decided to use the recommended option "automatically use entire disk for Ubuntu", this was OK for me 'cause I just use GNU/Linux, after some months ...
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Should the swap partition be on an ssd or hdd? Or can I use a swapfile? [duplicate]

Lots of posts mention installing the swap partition on an HDD instead of an SSD. Does this really matter? shutdown and startup my windows 8 several times a day and it uses the ssd for it's hibernation ...
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Increasing Swap file

I looked at various Q's all ready asked, but did not see my problem. I am trying to increase my swap by using GParted Partition Editor as in How to increase swap space? I try to resize/move, but it ...
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Creating swaps in extended partition

I have the following Disk partition setup- http://imgur.com/rz2HvMb I want to do the following- delete partitions sda1, sda2 and sda4 but keep sda3. create extended partition in place of sda4 and ...
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Swap partition not working

Ubuntu gives me an error on boot saying it can't find my Swap partition. I ran free -m and this was the result. It says I don't have any swap memory. I can't post any images but these were the ...
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Xubuntu won't start when using 4Gb Ram

So here is the situation, I was using Ubuntu 14.04 32 bits. Removed everything from the partition I had and created an additional Swap partition and installed Xubuntu 14.04 64 bits. When booting I can ...
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how to use dedicated swap partition for hibernation

Is there a very simple way to make Ubuntu use an SSD partition for memory swapping, while using a separate partition residing on a slower HDD for hibernation? that will enable hibernation in the case ...
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Why can't I enable swap on startup?

I made I swap partition with GParted and it works great, since my computer only has 2 GB of memory. But, every time I boot up, I have to execute sudo swapon /dev/sda1 until it enables. How can I set ...
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Cant able to remove the .swp files from the ubuntu 14.04 PC

Cant remove the .swp file from disk it showing no files, how can i remove that ?
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how to increase swap memory in ubuntu 14.04

I have replaced windows with Ubuntu 14.04. My Windows was on drive c & I have formatted drive c with the Ubuntu but during the OS installation unknowingly I had assigned 105mb of swap memory, but ...
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Swappiness for aggressive swapping

I want to configure the Ubuntu 14.04 with aggressive swapping behavior. I'm using Linux kernel 3.14. I modified the swappiness using the following command. echo 100 > /proc/sys/vm/swappiness ...
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How do you move a LVM crypto swap partition from sda to sdb?

I have LVM configured for an encrypted home folder. Naturally this implies that swap falls into the crypto catagory. I have installed a second disk with a swap partition already ready to go and ready ...
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RAID5 … TYPE=SWAP

I have been looking for help but so far couldn't find. Have a computer with 4x500gb and 1x60gb. The hdd of 60gb it's where I have my OS. Recently I had a problem with the hdd and I had to reinstall ...
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Allocate swap after ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS about one month ago, I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 8.1. I didn't create any swap space while installation but now I really need to add this for ...
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i broke encrypted swap partition. how to bring it back?

i installed kubuntu 15.04 a while ago with encrypted home and swap partitions. everything worked as a charm but today i decided to install Kali Linux on other partition aswell (no encryption anywhere, ...
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How to create a swapfile?

I have a 500Gib hard disk and 2Gib of RAM. I have ubuntu 12.04 When I originally particioned the disk, I had unallocated space because I had another disk with Windows in it. This disk died, so I had ...
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How to delete a file from / how to delete a file

I made this: sudo make swap /swapfile.swap because I had no swap partition. Before that I put this command: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile.swap bs=4086 count=1048576. The last number is ...
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Can swap be on a different disk?

I have 16GB of RAM and the core system is run on 128GB sddisk. So I don't have space to use 16/32 GB for swap. Can I create swap on another hard disk? Or it has to be on the same disk as the system? ...
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How to Get Windows Back After Accidentally Selecting it as Swap [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.4 LTS on my laptop with Windows installed to use as dual-boot but during the installation, it asked me to select a partition to use as swap. Thinking that it won't be formatted, ...
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Lot's of swap is in use but ram has plenty of free space

To fix the issue(system freeze when copy large file) i changed the scheduler from cfq to deadline. I am not sure that scheduler affect the swap uses or not. I have 8 GB of ram, 2.0 GHz corei7 ...
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How to prevent my system from becoming unresponsive when thrashing (out of RAM)?

I have 8GB of RAM, but sometimes I'm running a couple VMs and enough Chrome processes to use up most of my memory. That's usually fine, but sometimes my system starts thrashing, and it's difficult ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: memory always above 80% and swap around 50-60%

I have been using ubuntu 12.04 on my system for a long time. Suddenly the system has become too slow and cpu utlization is always above 80%. I have attached the screenshots which displays the usage at ...
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GParted problems with swap and extended partition [duplicate]

After some partition table problems I finally ran up my Ubuntu and GParted to see my partitions. Then some window appeared. I clicked Cancel and then second one appeared. I clicked Cancel once ...
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Gnome 14.10 memory leak, over 5gb of gnome-shell [closed]

I am experiencing a pretty huge memory leak from gnome-shell and after a while memory is up to over 5gb. I have 8gb of system memory and when the system start using swap the whole system slows down a ...
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How to pause a process until memory requirements drop

I'm compiling source code in the terminal but 75% of the time the build will freeze my system and I have to hard reboot or wait for a LONG time until oom kills it. I'm positive it's a memory issue ...
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Multiboot ubuntu, Elementary, Windows, joint swap or sparate ones?

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time with dual boot alongside windows 7, and used EasyBCD software to create Linux entry in the MBR, now I want to install Elementary without damaging either Ubuntu ...
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View swap usage in kb using top command

I want to find swap used by each interior thread. I used top to view all the running processes and used shift+h(H) to view all threads and I used shift+o(O) with option p to view swap used by each ...
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ecryptfs-setup-swap freezes

My computer started freezing with the message cryptswap not ready, and so i tried following this tutorial http://punygeek.blogspot.de/2012/10/ubuntu-1204-how-to-solve-disk-drive-for.html Everything ...
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Swap partition enable but startup warning remains - Ubuntu 14.04

I have successfully set and enabled my swap partition using the link below But there remains a warning at start up. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq#How_do_I_add_more_swap.3F I have two ...
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14.10 - Swap not available

My swap doesn't seem to be working. I tried to fix it but nothing I tried worked. Here is some relevant information to troubleshoot the problem: During install I chose to encrypt my home folder. Seems ...
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I need help in creating swap after installation 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu and forgot to create swap during installation... So I did cut off 4GiB out of my system partition and I'm confused what to do next? I can reboot Ubuntu everything is fine but when I ...
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swapoff is not permanent

I'm in the middle of expanding the size of my Ubuntu VM and I'm reading these instrctions from VMware. One of the steps is to run swapoff and reboot to check the new partition table. sudo fdisk -l ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing completely on new netbook

I have some strange problem not letting me ask this question on my laptop, so apologies if I am asking something that has already been asked by someone. I bought laptop with enough capabilities to ...
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How to change sda2 to sda5

I am with Ubuntu14.04 LTS. After deleting sda2 extended & sda5 Linux swap (as a part of increasing swap area), sda5 swap area changed to sda2. madhu@madhu-desktop:~$ swapon -s Filename Type ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Won't turn swap on at boot

I'm using ubuntu as a hypervisor with my production OSes running in VMware. Since I installed everything onto an SSD, I placed the swap file off on a data HDD during install. Once I got everything ...
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How to verify Swap area functioning?

After increasing the Swap area and RAM size, the /dev/sda2 has become the Swap area and there is change in the UUID of swap. When the Ubuntu icon appears first after booting, a long line shows some ...
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On Boot: “The disk drive for UUID=… is not ready yet or not present”

I long ago deleted and disabled my swap partition but I still get the error The disk drive for UUID=d4b17eae-c547-4d02-8d1d-0279069d35f0 is not ready yet or not present when booting and it is ...
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Swap vanished after reboot

I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 with an encrypted home directory. Although I had swap set up during the install, the swap space was not there after installing. This has happened to many people, there ...