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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Swap not being detected on 14.04 LTS

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. When I opened my resource monitor, I noticed my swap was not detected. I installed Gparted, opened the program and started to look at my file tree. I noticed that my ...
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What is a swap partition and why is it important?

While I was installing Ubuntu 13.10, it asked me to make a swap partition. I made it ~5.6GB, as I didn't know what it was or anything.
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Increasing swap memory in ubuntu 14.04

I want to know if it is possible to increase swap memory in Ubuntu 14.04. How is it possible? Another question: I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop (ASUS)...When I'm working with it and open URL ...
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Why is a very small percentage of the swap being used when my ubuntu is almost freezing?

My Ubuntu gets very slow because of too many apps, but when i check the system monitor, Ram use is 80% but swap is less than 5%. How do you let ubuntu use the swap more effectively?
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Upgrade to 14.04 Memory Allocation Problem

Recently did a fresh install on my laptop to 13.10 to prepare for the LTS release. I started the upgrade process when the updater prompted and read a book waiting for it. When I checked on the ...
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Increasing size of swap partition

There are other postings on this topic, but because of the importance of getting it right I am posting the exact details of my requirement. My disk is: /dev/sda /dev/sda/sda1 to be mounted as / ...
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VMware Player warns me of no swap whenever I launch a VM

I just installed 14.04 Desktop, using "automatic partition setting" by the installer, with the "encrypt entire hard disk" option. I installed the latest VMWare (version date Apr 17th). Now whenever I ...
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How could one really get sensitive information from a swap partition?

When I google this question, I only get all sort of information on how to protect sensitive data, how to encrypt swap, and how "dangerous" could be to keep a "normal" swap in a linux system. But I ...
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setting up swap space on a triple boot system?

First off, OS: Ubuntu 13.10, Kali-Linux, Windows 7 Ultimate H/W: asus laptop, i7, 1tb hdd, 8gb ram Since my hard drive already had 3 primary partitions I cannot create a dedicated swap partition ...
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Partitions Files Not Found after Ubuntu Install

After bootup problems with Windows Vista, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my 32bit Compaq Presario. And now cannot find any of my pre-existing Window user files. Think may have something to do with ...
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swap partition not working on ver 13.10

It's a 3 day old install of Ubuntu 13.10 I set my partitions up correctly beforehand with Gparted(you'll have to trust me on that) swap partition was formatted as linux-swap and given 6gb of space. ...
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Dev box: no swap space to speed up OOM killer

The TLDR: I do bad moves that flood the RAM, I'm curious whether having no swap would spare me the half hour wait for the OOM killer. Before deploying a few machines with a hacky config, I'd like the ...
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How can I turn off swap permanently?

Swap makes my system all sluggish and turning it off makes everything smoother. I have 3.5 GB of RAM. I know how to turn swap off by entering sudo swapoff -a in the terminal, but that's just for the ...
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How to edit partition table in Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS?

When installing, I used the advanced setup and I do not recall whether or not I added a swap partition. Upon boot I typically have to wait for "cryptswap1" to be ready. It does work, but I usually ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 got freezes many times

I have been experiencing my os ubuntu 12.04 got freezed completely on my dell vostro 2520. In that state, No any key is working. and of course touchpad is also not working. I have to power off the ...
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Is there a maximum swap partition size for 12.04, 64 bit

I am running 64 bit ubuntu 12.04 on HP Envy Spectre ultrabook, with 4GB of RAM. I have been running into problems with python code which uses RAM very inefficiently, see e.g. here, causing my code to ...
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Why do some processes use swap and others don't?

I experience from time to time when I'm working heavily, that my systems (Ubuntu 13.10) freezes. Syslog says, that a process had to be killed to to memory shortage. Killed process 4693 ...
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Swap Area partition

I created a swap area with gparted successfully.How can know if swap area is created? I created the swap area after the Ubuntu installation. When i write swapon -s command to terminal there appears ...
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How to extend logical volume swap space to atleast 64 GB on SSD

My current configuration of physical volumes is as follows. --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda5 VG Name vgssd PV Size 190.89 GiB / not usable ...
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May I install Ubuntu and Debian sharing the same swap memory? [duplicate]

I want to install Debian and Ubuntu in the same disk with different partitions. I also have a windows partition. The question is if I could install Ubuntu and Debian sharing the same swap memory or ...
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Forgot to add swap memory during installation [duplicate]

In my ignorance I didn't add swap memory to my install. So my question is, can I work without it and if not how can I add it to my existing install? Love to get some feedback!
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Why is kswapd0 running on a computer with no swap?

I have a cloud server with ~14G of RAM and no swap. However, I occasionally see kswapd0 taking up some CPU when I run top. Why would kswapd0 be running at all if there's no swap space for it to ...
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Is it wise to run computing virtual machines on KVM?

I have a physical server with 384GB memory. My main applications are to run CPU and I/O intensive programs. I could run everything on the physical server. But I'm wondering if it is better to host a ...
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Is it possible to bypass cryptswap during boot?

I am using Teamviewer to remote into my laptop and the cryptswap password entry during boot occurs before Teamviewer gets executed, meaning that I cannot restart my laptop remotely. Is there a way to ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual booted system with swap file

After installing my amd drivers from their website, I ran into some problems and now i boot into "low graphics mode". I decided to reinstall Ubuntu with the live cd. The first time i installed ...
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I need to “swapon” after each boot

I just clean-installed Ubuntu (12.04.4 lts) for my first time about a week ago and have been having problems with swap from the get-go. Initially, I was receiving the error message "The disk drive for ...
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How to clean SWAP space in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a computer with ubuntu 12.04 installed. Unfortunately, when I run a memory taking program, it fills the RAM and uses the SWAP space. Then after the program terminates, the memory is completely ...
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What is the UUID of my swap drive?

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.10 on an ASUS Windows 8 with an SSD (but not on the SSD). I configured it when installing to use a swap drive, but it doesn't seem to be using it since I get this message ...
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Which drive is better to keep a swap?

I have a laptop with a processor core i5. 4 GB of RAM. The laptop has a built-in hard disk SanDisk SSD U100 24GB [10.52.01] (/dev/sda). Read speed 270 MB / s, write speed of 78 MB / s. In addition, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 hibernate doesn't save the system state

I have enabled the hibernation option as described here. I have the option appearing in the power toggles (both in Unity & Gnone-Shell). When I use it, the computes seems to save everything and ...
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Does ubuntu touch support memory swap?

So, I have android 4.1 on ZTE Blade G. The problem is that I have only 512 RAM, an apps sometimes crashes if I have multiple applications running in the background. I wanted to install CyanogenMod, ...
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Swap not available [duplicate]

When I open System Monitor and click Resources, the chart has swap at 0% and says "Swap not available". I was triple booting on my computer, but I removed one of the distros, so that probably has a ...
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Is my Cryptswap working?

I was receiving a message saying that cryptswap cannot be mounted. After several reboots, I do not have this message displayed anymore. Is it normal (see below) for 0 to be used? $ swapon -s Filename ...
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Ububntu 13.10 x64 SWAP

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 64 bit. Established a system by default, compliance, sisema allocated to SWAP 35Gb file. How to reduce size SWAP file?
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Changing cpu from intel to amd

I currently have two computers using ubuntu, I want to switch the hard drives of the two so the one I use more has more space. My problem is one of my computers has a intel cpu and one has a amd CPU, ...
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Virtual memory or swap memory on ubuntu installed by wubi installer

I am using Ubuntu 32 bit which I have installed inside windows 7 with wubi installer. I have noted that my Ubuntu swap memory is only 256MB and my ram is 2GB. I have tried my best to gain swap memory ...
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Help with ram usage

I have a dual boot laptop with 512 MB RAM running Windows XP/Xubuntu. I try to load student.portal.chalmers.se (a huge bloat site) in Firefox. On XP, I can load the site without any swapping, but ...
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Errors during boot up of ubuntu 12.04 (related to swap, intallation)

I'm using ubuntu installed on usb external hard disk.. During installation, i had to allocate drive for /boot and /swap... I couldn't create a partition within my external hard drive itself... So I ...
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Can an exisiting swap partition be merged into a new partition as a logical volume?

I am using a dual boot setup (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). The first two partitions belong to Windows and the third and fourth are the ubuntu system and swap partions respectively. All of these ...
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Very slow start up

I am using the following release: LSB Version: ...
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Why is the default swappiness 60? What would be the effect if I lower the swappiness value for my desktop PC?

I was reading about swappiness in various forums and I saw some videos. Many stated that it's a good thing for desktop users to decrease the swappiness value below 60 (which is the default). Some ...
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Resized swap partition - swap space does not change?

Recently I resized my swap partition to make it bigger, but swap space staid the same. Why is that so and how can I change it? Here is what I get when I run swapon: swapon: /dev/sda6: pagesize=4096, ...
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What do I do when extensive SWAP access makes system dead

Memory is getting low and heavy SWAP access makes my system responding very slowly at first, but if I don't react by freeing a lot of memory, the system becomes like almost completely dead. Now I have ...
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Deactivating swap file without any computer freeze

I'm currently coding on my laptop: 4 gb of rams, never using more than 2.5-3gb but at times, I'll mess up my programs, run them with memory leaks and they'll make the computer freeze when trying to ...
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Make SWAP parition from existing Ubuntu partition [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, upgraded from 11.10. Had no idea while installing Ubuntu for the first time. So missed SWAP partition. Now, at times Ubuntu hangs and system monitor shows the memory usage ...
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Ubuntu Server Raid Swap

I installed Ubuntu server 12.04.3 LTS with RAID partition by installator, In free command swap is 0. root@xxx:~# free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: ...
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Should i enable zram and/or lower swappiness value?

I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have 2GB RAM. Now, that is split about 55-45 memory-swap. My CPU is almost flatlined! Could I get faster leaner meaner more efficient performance if I lowered swappiness down ...
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Swap taking more ram memory, my system running slow

When I give the command 'free -g' and view the output, it says total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1 1 0 0 ...
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Swap, zram, CPU, memory & Software Center [closed]

This is a shot of my swapfiles and System Monitor: and I would like to know what is the best way to reconfigure my swaps. Below is the result on my terminal: harayz@ASUS:~$ cat /proc/swaps ...
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Cannot change swappiness default from 60 to 0 in Ubuntu 12.04

So I've read several related threads and there seems to be no answer. I have an old laptop, with a Dual Core 1.7 GHz processor and added 2 GB of RAM, with a 30 GB partition for Ubuntu 12.04 and the ...