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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Disk buffer causes applications to swap out?

I have an OVH Classic VPS 1 with Ubuntu 15.10 running on it. Whenever I use a program that reads a lot of different files, (e.g. tripwire), I see through htop that my disk buffer grows drastically and ...
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I increase my ubutu performance withough swap partition? [duplicate]

I ever install Uuntu withough swap partition or file, is that ok?, or i must create one? How can i see if i need it
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How to use all unused swap partition?

I am sorry if my question is repost from another, but this is quite confusing to me. First, I will start with my situation. I have a Laptop with 8GB RAM and 320gB HDD. I install Ubuntu 14.04 x64 to ...
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How to create separate swap partitions for 2 linux distro

I have triple booted my laptop with those OS and also installed them in this order: Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Kali 2.0 When installing Ubuntu, I also created a swap area (8 GB) for it to use ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after deleting swap

System: Ubuntu 15.04 64 Bit (only OS on the machine, only 1 hard drive). I chose "encrypt my home folder" during the installation. In system monitor I see a swap partition available but GParted shows ...
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Triple Boot, Swap Area

Currently have Windows 8.1 Pro and Ubuntu already running on my system. Ubuntu has swap area of around 4 gigs. I am manually doing the partitioning for the new distro (kali 2.0) which I'm installing. ...
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Can swap be used instead of RAM?

I have an older netbook that I love. It's currently using a relatively recent version of Lubuntu. The hangup is its relatively low amount of onboard RAM: 1GB. This amount also cannot be updated as it ...
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swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04

Hardware: Acer Aspire ACX-603-UR10 8 GB RAM Blue WD010EZEX 1 TB HDD -- or -- Green WD30EXRX 3 TB HDD -- or -- Samsung HM251JI 250 GB HDD Seagate ST3160815AS 160 BG HDD (Windows 8.1/now upgraded to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 not using swap

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell laptop. For some reason Ubuntu is not using swap. The swap partition is created: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * ...
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Slower boot after installation with encrypted home directory

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 x64 recently. I have observed that in comparison to non-encrypted installation, the installation with encrypted home directory results in slower boot time: without ...
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Swap partition mount error

Every time Ubuntu startup, a message is displayed : Partition is not mounted, continue to wait, press S to skip mounting, or M for manual setup. # swap was on /dev/sda1 during installation ...
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swapon has no effect, /proc/swaps remains empty

My Ubuntu server has no more than 512 MB of memory. It is not enough for running Node.js + MongoDB. Hence I decided to add a swap file: # dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/myswapfile bs=1M count=1024 1024+0 ...
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Why server uses swap [closed]

My server has 64GB total RAM and currently the server has 13GB free. But, it takes the swap. What will be the reason? The server using numactl.
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Can't unmount ext 4 in gparted

I wanted to add extra swap to my pc I followed lots of tutorials but i needed to make a unallocated partition and for that I needed to unmount ext4 I'm totally new in Ubuntu or linux Anybody a ...
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why the swap partition is not working

i have setup fully encrypted lvm on my laptop,it have created a swap partition also.But why system does not recognize the swap partition? here is the screenshot link
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How to add swap area? [duplicate]

This is the status of my system: $ grep 'Swap' /proc/meminfo SwapCached: 0 kB SwapTotal: 0 kB SwapFree: 0 kB Please let me know how can I increase the swap area without re-installing.
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Unlocking at boot time Luks LVM

This is my first question, but let me start by saying how much of a big fan I am up this site. Every question I ever had over the last 4 years has been answered here and I am so grateful for the help ...
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Why no swap partitions on SSD drives?

I often read that one should not place swap partitions on a SSD drive, as this may harm the device. Is this true? Can you please explain the reason to me? Because I otherwise would have thought that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Increase swap file size

So I am new to Ubuntu and Linux but I am learning. How do I increase the size of the swap file? I have been researching posts and have not found a solid solution. Based off previous post here is the ...
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With 128GB of physical RAM in my repurposed server, do I need swap space at all?

I have seen people asking question about the necessity of swap space with various amounts of RAM installed, but my question is one to two orders of magnitude larger in the respect of installed RAM. ...
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SSD - safe to use hibernate?

In a couple of days, I'm going to buy a new notebook (Asus N551, should it matter), tending to replace the HDD with a Samsung EVO 500GB SSD. Now, I've often read that one should make sure that Ubuntu ...
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Swap and Ram both maxed out and nearly froze my computer; what log files should I open, and who should I share them with?

Woah, linux just got gridlocked. Everything started screeching to a halt, not even mouse movement. Just opening tabs on chrome. Jumped to a terminal with ctrl+alt+f5 or something, took me minutes to ...
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How can I convert a linux swap partition to ntfs? [closed]

Recently I decided to remove Ubuntu from my dual boot configuration of Windows and Ubuntu. I formatted the drive which contained Ubuntu, but I couldn't format my swap partition from Windows because it ...
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Should my swap size be zero or am I misunderstanding the output?

We are running an Amazon EC2 R3 instance so has 30G of memory available. We are running 5 Apache Tomcats (version 7). According to lsb_release -a the version of Ubuntu is: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Tomcats ...
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Adding swap due boot take too long time

everyone. I noticed that adding swap takes too long: Jul 5 22:41:10 dizpers-pc kernel: [ 19.762255] Adding 7999484k swap on /dev/sda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:7999484k FS Jul 5 22:41:15 ...
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Hibernation kills all programs

Following this answer I was able to restore hibernation on my Ubuntu Vivid Vervet 15.04. Unfortunately after hiberate/restore all running programs are gone, as if it was a regular power-off. Any ...
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Extremely slow OS. Swap related?

I really hope you can help me. An inexperienced sysadmin, installed Ubuntu on a new Dell Desktop, it's a pretty powerful machine, and I ran a bunch of hardware tests, and can confirm that RAM/HDD and ...
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Booting failed after enabling swap and installing uswsusp

After reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, my swap partition was not active which is why Ubuntu did not hibernate. I followed steps given in this answer . I edited /etc/fstab/ by typing sudo nano /etc/fstab in ...
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Did I Dual Boot incorrectly?

I dual booted Ubuntu with Windows 7. I dual booted by shrinking my drive to 45 GB. This was for ubuntu. After I dual booted, I noticed that there was a small primary partition. I found out that this ...
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i2c-hid i2c-SYN1B7B:01:01 failed to retrieve report from device - problem during boot, device stops booting

My laptop is configured to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. Windows 8 works fine, but when I try to boot into Ubuntu, sometimes, boot gets stuck at: i2c-hid i2c-SYN1B7B:01:01 failed to retrieve ...
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Swapping for best performance

I have Ubuntu on my laptop for like 10 days. I'm new to Linux. So I'm interested about getting better performance of my laptop. Laptop: DELL: Intel CPU i7-4510U 2.00x4 , Graphics: Intel Haswell ...
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Why am I being repeatedly asked for swap partition password when apt-get upgrade?

I installed recent kubuntu on a laptop, and choose to encrypt / and swap. Works fine. But very often, when I do apt-get upgrade, I get questions about password for swap partition. I could understand ...
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Why does the installer make an extended partition for swap by default?

Every time I've done a clean default install of Ubuntu or a variant on an MBR type system, I end up with a system partition and a swap partition. The installer always tucks the swap partition inside ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installation stuck in a loop because of missing swap partition?

I say "because of missing" swap partition, but I am not sure about that. That's my hypothesis at the moment. Read on to understand the full context. I am attempting to install Ubuntu but it appears ...
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Swap is super slow on Xubuntu

Swap is somehow super slow on xubuntu. I have 8GB ram running vivid 15.04 Xubuntu. When ram usage reaches around 7+gb ... the hdd light goes crazy (actually, it just stays on) and stuffs get dumped ...
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Maximum RAM for my Ubuntu and laptop? [duplicate]

My laptop is Thinkpad T400, and running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I wonder if there is no limit of the RAM size that I can use in my laptop? Now I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, which takes 2GB ...
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How to swap Caps with Left Control and change layouts using Caps Lock+Swith (grp:shift_caps_switch)

I already tried a lot of methods for changing this and none of those worked. I used xmodmap and setxkbkey but it both ways there's always problem with setting it. However, using those methods don't ...
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15.04 Swap won't “stay decrypted” (both Disk and Home Directory encrypted)

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04. During installation, I enabled both full disk encryption and home directory encryption. I then proceeded to install several applications. While installing these with ...
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creating swap partition, convert primary partitions to logical

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 into my laptop which already has got windows 8 installed in it. I had a 30GB free space and I allocated 29 out of that 30 as primary partition for Ubuntu. I wanted to ...
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How to find swap usage per process when conventional methods fail? (15.04)

I'm having some difficulty determining what is using my swap space on Ubuntu 15.04. Even though I've set vm.swappiness to 1 and have more than 1/2 of my 16GB of RAM free (or at least unoccupied by a ...
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Why does my Eee PC try to mount the extended /swap partition?

In PCManFM on the left side there is a volume called "1,0 KB Volume". When I click on it, it shows an error message that it can't mount /dev/sda2, but /dev/sda2 is extended partition with the swap ...
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vmware workstation on ubuntu 14.04 do not use ram and swap don disk

i have a strange problem, just get new notebook, moved disk from old notebook. new pc have intel i7 with 8gb ram, ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on board (previous was 3gb ram). i'm using vmware workstation ...
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Swap not working even after following previous advice

I have previously posted a question in which solsTiCe showed me how to setup a swap on a GPT partition. It worked for a while but now I am having problems again. The swap was not detected again. I ...
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Swap sharing Windows and Ubuntu

This question has been asked before but not in this manner. I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 15 dual booting on an SSD, A secondary HDD is currently has a partition at the end that is NTFS formatted ...
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Slow shutdown caused by cryptswap

After upgrading to 15.04 my computer takes a very long time to power off. Hitting escape during shutdown shows messages like so: (1 of 6) A stop job is running for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 too slow and laggy!

I have Lenovo Ideapad y510p and have dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 8.1 and I uses Ubuntu for all my work specially for developing Android apps, I have 8GB of RAM and 9GB for swap, but it's so ...
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Add a swap partition post-install 15.04

I installed 15.04 onto a lvm partition with the mount point / and /boot onto a separate unencrypted partition. Can someone list the steps (clearly please) to set up a swap partition post-install? It ...
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Encrypted SWAP partition creation after ubuntu 15.04 installation, 15.04 installer bugs!

Today I decided to install clean copy of 15.04. Using the installer partitioning tool, I created an encrypted luks system volume, then created an unencrypted SWAP, clicked continue, then got an error ...
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Swap Partition: What to do with two different swaps, one of them encrypted?

I installed Ubuntu for the first time a few months back, and I have recently begun to really try and learn how my system works. So today I have been reading about Swap Partitions and so I have been ...
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Ubuntu Swap Partition on HDD

I'm installing Ubuntu on my SSD and don't want to waste space on a swap partition because I have 16GB of ram, nor do I use hibernation. But as a precaution, would there be any drawbacks if I created a ...