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 to re-setup swap partition in GPT system

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot on my windows 8 acer desktop pc. I am sure I set up a swap drive but now if I do swapon -s I don't seem to have a swap partition. Upon sudo fdisk -l I get: ...
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Several gigabytes free RAM, so why is my swap file used? [duplicate]

This is a typical situation on my computer: I'm running a few different apps and a LOT of Chrome browser tabs. There are still three gigabytes free RAM on my system: I had expected my swap file to ...
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default ubuntustudio 15.04 install crypto passphrase works fine except for swap

I did a fresh install of ubuntustudio 15.04 (64b), with activated encryption. I sometime get a request to provide a passphrase for ubuntu--studio--vg-swap_1, for example if I execute sudo service ...
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Windows 8 doesn't show in GRUB 2, Bootrepair didn't help

I've spend the entire day on this problem, probably because I'm relatively new to Ubuntu. I installed Windows 8.1 after Ubuntu. First I wasn't able to start Ubuntu, but after Bootrepair I was. ...
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Swap does not work in Kubuntu 15.04

I've installed Kubuntu 15.04. It seems that swap doesn't work: free -m: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3706 3109 596 197 ...
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Is it safe to delete a Swap Partition on a USB install?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installation on my 32gb USB drive. I recently read that having a Swap causes a lot of reads and writes to the drive making the OS slow and reducing the lifespan of the drive. ...
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Can't boot after upgrading to 15.04

I'm an amature linux user, so excuse my ignorance. After upgrading to 15.04, the screen hangs on the Ubuntu loading image and then finally goes to a black screen with the following: [ 1.595012] ACPI ...
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Swap doesn't seem to mount after update

I updated to Ubuntu 15.04 and now my swap partition does not seem to mount. I'm not an expert, but it looks like the partition does not seem to have a UUID anymore. How do I get the swap partition to ...
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How to delay mounting swap after boot?

systemd-analyze blame showed me that mounting swap took 9.125 seconds. I cannot disable it because I'm using hibernation a lot. But I'd like to delay mounting it for 5 minutes after boot. Is that ...
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Too much swap, how do I change it?

I'm new at Ubuntu and I'm fiddling around with Ubuntu Server 14.04. I'm trying to get it to run a Minecraft server, but whenever anyone joins, it starts skipping ticks and players reported heavy ...
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How to recover an HDD after using it for SWAP

Last night I was working on my linux box using a CFD solver where I needed more than the 16 GB RAM that I already have installed. So I took one of my external HDDs (total of 360G capacity with about ...
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First time installing Ubuntu. Partition. Do I need swap area? I only have SSD

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop (Thinkpad X201). I already have Windows 8 on my Laptop, so it will be a dual boot. My laptop has 4 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD, but no HDD. My question is, for ...
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restrict memory usage to prevent swapping

I have an SSD and 8GB memory, and no swap partition. My normal use never ever needs more than 3-4GB. However from time to time I observed that some memory-leaking programs can still freeze the system ...
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I Cant resize my main Partition [duplicate]

I Want to Make my Swap partition bigger, I didn't know exactly what swap was until I looked it up, So I set my swap partition as only 100 megabytes, I then learned that that is positively puny ...
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Gparted - How to move partition to extend the size

I want to extend the sda1 to take the full unallocated size: The steps are as the following: Move sda2 to the right Increase the size of sda1 to fill the space But the thing is, I didn't get ...
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How much space to allocate to the swap partition? [duplicate]

I am currently installing Ubuntu on a new dedicated server with 8GB RAM. How much space should I allocate to the swap partition? The server will be used to handle 50,000 visitors monthly. (Not sure ...
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How to check if there is already a swap area?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with 4 GB RAM. I had chosen option to "replace Windows 8 and install Ubuntu with LVM" when installing Ubuntu. Now I wanted to create a swap partition, I executed ...
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Can't overwrite swap

i have ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS and i want to encrypt my 7.88GiB swap partition (sda6). Before encrypting i need to overwrite it, to make sure no important data is left on the partition. For this, i ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present is showing

On a new elementary os installation the swap is not available. I tried all the remedies offered here: What to do about "the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not ...
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I should have 20GB of swap space, but I apparently have no swap space at all

When I installed Ubuntu I set aside about 20GB for my swap space. However, when I run the top command I am told that I have no swap space at all. Here's the system summary provided by top: top - ...
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Can Ubuntu 14.04 use encrypted swap without resorting to unofficial hacks?

On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error message during boot the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present and the swap partition is never activated. From ...
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Graphics stuttering issue in Ubuntu 14.10 for Intel on-board graphics

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and for the past couple of days, I'm facing graphics stuttering all over Unity, which mainly affects text and various parts of Unity (refer to screenshot). And this ...
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Swapping disks between different systems

I am going to swap my laptop's drive for my desktop's drive. Both run a 64bit 14.04 distro. My laptop has an Intel Celeron CPU while my desktop runs on a AMD A6 CPU What are some things that I need to ...
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Shifting from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

First of all I know that there are many questions like this, same topic, but I have some confusions, I will explain them in details my computer ...
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Order of partitions on drive? [closed]

I plan to partition my hard drive into efi, /, /home, and swap. If considering the beginning of my disk is faster than its end, how shall I arrange the order of my partitions? Should / be as ...
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Leave unollocated space in case of increasing partition size in the future?

I plan to partition my disk into EFI partition, /, /home and swap I also want to prepare when I might need to increase / /home or swap in the future. So shall I scatter unallocated space between ...
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How much swap should I take for 1-128GB RAM on 14.04?

I'm going to install 64 bit 14.04 on a Thinkpad T400 with something like 1 to maybe 128GB RAM. How much space should I allocate to the swap partition? And especially: WHY those recommendations for ...
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Docker warning on cgroup swap limit, memory.use_hierarchy

I am getting this warning from 'sudo docker -d': WARNING: Your kernel does not support cgroup swap limit. even after following the steps (as in this link): modify below lines in ...
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record of swap/memory usage - how to do it?

Here is a quick intro to the problem, but if you're interested only on the question, I think you may skip to the last paragraph. I have installed Ubuntu Mate on my laptop with the recommended amount ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...