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 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 ...
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how can I increase my RAM size with a swap partition? [duplicate]

Presently my RAM is 2GB. I heard that in linux we can get extra memory to RAM from the harddisk by using swap partition. What is the procedure for that? here in the pics i'm giving my system info. ...
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3 swap partitions and only one in use

If I go to settings - disks (xubuntu) I see 3 swap partitions (2.1, 2.5 and 6.2 GB) but only one is in use, the 2.1, the smaller one, the others are wasted space. I can activate the other two ...
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More disk read/write after decreasing swapiness

I know this may sound absurd but my laptop has Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. I decreased swapiness from 60 to 7 but now applications take more time to launch and I see disk i/o before the application ...
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Swap partition not enabled after booting up

This is what my gparted looks like When i formatted my computer before installing Ubuntu, I set up the partitions properly (or so i thought) and had the last "unknown" area as a linux-swap and ...
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Why does rsync slow down my whole computer?

My powerful Linux desktop (12 core, 32GB RAM, SSD, fast processor, ubuntu 13.10) slows down to a crawl when I rsync from my internal drive to an attached USB3 NTFS drive. Typing any command, like "df" ...
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Why is the default Ubuntu swappiness 60?

What is the reasoning for Ubuntu's default swappiness being 60?
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With an SSD, do I need to change my swappiness to increase SSD life?

I encountered this article which includes the following suggestion: Swap and swappiness I kept my swap partition on the old HDD. Swap on the SSD would be faster, but would also shorten the ...
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“The harddrive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not yet ready or non existent.”

Two days ago I installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop, now I have got a big problem I cannot sort out, even by reading and checking what some of you stated in the explanations. Problem: (Its in ...
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How to partition a small SSD alongside an HDD when installing Ubuntu

There is both a HDD and a 24GB SSD in my Ultrabook. I will install Windows (for testing in feature, as its free in university) in the HDD. I need to decide what to do with Ubuntu, as its the system ...
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NEW Ubuntu USER SWAP

i'm new to ubuntu website and operating system, and as I am very curious, i searched some topics, and i noticed something called SWAP,i know its supposed to be twice the physical ammount that we own, ...
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Do I need a swap partition? [duplicate]

I have 4GB of RAM and I want to install Ubuntu. Do I need a to have a swap partition? Because my computer has 4GB RAM, I do not think it is necessary to have a swap partition. If I do need to have a ...
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swapon: /dev/sdb1: swapon failed: Invalid argument

I am unable to mount a swap partition Terminal code: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 2048 7831551 3914752 82 Linux swap / Solaris ...
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How to mklink /home/ to a new empty partition [duplicate]

Due some weird issues with my current lubuntu I'm going to do fresh installation. But when I install lubuntu I need to do two things that I probably can't perform because I'm newbie. I'm going to ...
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Encrypted home partition + encrypted swap + working hibernate

I would like to set up disk encryption on Ubuntu 13.10 such that I have plain / encrypted /home partition encrypted swap partition working hibernation and resume As these requirements suggest, ...
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Unsafe swap space detected

So I had a Ubuntu 13.04 installation and I had encrypted my hard drive while I was doing installation. I was playing around and mistakenly deleted all the partitions, now I downloaded lUbuntu 13.10 ...
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How to define new swap space since the previous one as a partition has been removed? [duplicate]

How to define new swap space, which is currently not present on my system at all? Preferably to set on the system partition, not a new one. I do not have swap partition, which has been used only for ...
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Adjust new swap memory

Currently, my system have 2 GB swap memory, in the following structure- /dev/sda1 --linux-swap -- /dev/sda2 --ext4 -- System installation Unallocated --unallocated -- Now I want to ...