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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GParted cannot identify swap partition on Ubuntu 13.04

I had a major system crash, after which I reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04. The problem was that I wasn't sure about creating a partition for swap using GParted because from what the online tutorials seemed ...
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How can I fix “The creation of swap space in partition #6 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sda) failed” while installing Ubuntu?

Edit: Updated my question with screenshots I have a 500 GB built-in hard disk. I have 3 primary partition. C: - 100GB - Primary Partition - Windows 7 installed D: - 150GB - Primary Partition E: - ...
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Safe to create a swap partition using GParted?

I went through this forum post, and found out that it is possible to install a swap partition after installation of the OS. I just wanted a guide as to how I should do it so as to have it done safely ...
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Massive disk i/o on memory reach %70

Previously system became unresponsive when RAM usage reached around %70. It was because of massive disk I/O operation, presumably to swap disk. I tried to tweak swapiness factor and it didn't affect ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install failed. swap partition failed [duplicate]

I recently was lucky enough to get a laptop for free. The only setback is it had no operating system. I burned ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a disk, and when i boot it in the laptop it loads. I tried installing ...
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How to copy files from swap space? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. When I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, I chose one of major partitions (60G) which contains lots of important files as a swap space. After completing the ...
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Swap partition not recognized (The disk drive with UUID=… is not ready yet or not present)

I think I had an encrypted swap partition, because I chose to encrypt my home directory during the installation. I believe that's what the line with /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 ... in my /etc/fstab is all ...
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Creating a swap file or swap partition on the SSD/HDD [closed]

I have Linux Mint 13 LTS which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed it on my SSD and will use the HDD for data storage only. When installing the OS I skipped making a swap file/partition. The ...
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How to swap left Alt with left Win and use left Alt as 3rd level chooser?

How can i do such things as swap left Alt with left Win and use left Alt as 3rd level chooser? If I use both the swapping does not take effect but my Alt key is 3rd level chooser and Win key opens ...
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Swap partition on 13.04 not working

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Studio 1555 laptop and the swap partition isn't mounting or the system is just not using it. I have been using Ubuntu sense 10.04 and have never had this ...
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Endless swap operation slows computer to a halt. How to fix?

Every so often--usually when I have lots of programs open--my laptop starts doing what I think is an endless swap operation. The hard drive writes and reads like crazy, and the mouse stops being ...
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How should I use Unionfs or similar in a computer lab to “freeze” /home?

Lab computers need to be "frozen." We'll be switching our XP lab of about 30 computers over to something else this winter, and I'm making a couple of proposals, one of which is LTSP, and another is an ...
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The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition

The Ubuntu installation does not create swap partition. This issue happen with both 12.04.2 and 13.04. I tested it with two diferents pc and with a virtual machine in virtual box into Ubuntu. I tried ...
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Creating Partitions [closed]

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 lts 64 bit. Can I partition my hdd like this? /boot - 1gb; / - 100gb (this much since I'm planning to have a virtual OS inside ubuntu); swap - 4gb (I have 2gb of ...
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I have 4 GB ram.. what should be the perfect swap partition size? [duplicate]

I heard that swap memory partition should be double the size of ram.. is it true? so I have to keep 8 GB swap space? I'm gonna install Ubuntu gnome 13.04.
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“Failed to create swap space” error during installation

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for the past two days or so, but I've been running into a problem: every time I run the installation program on the LiveCD, I always get the same (or a very similar) ...
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Creating a Dedicated swap hard drive

How can I create a dedicated hard drive to do "swap"on a ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Is Linux Swap really needed? Accidentally Deleted

My DELL laptop has a 500 GB hard-disk. I planned to install dual OS in it, so I re-sized the disk using Gparted and my primary OS is Ubuntu 12.10. While resizing my disk, it displays an error only for ...
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How to expnad size of root partition, and using Swap Partition

My computer have 500 GB hard drive, and partition table as following 367 MB - Windows 8 Loader 104 GB - Windows 8 332 GB - Personal Stuff 64 GB - extended from above partition previously it was ~400 ...
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logical swap shown as 2 separate partitions. Extended and Swap

i would like to ask why Ubuntu disk utility shows my 12gb logical swap partition, as if there were 2 different partitions? I just set 12gb for swap and made it logical. Was this a wrong decision? Why ...
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Swap space too little

My machine is running Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3.6; I have 2GB of RAM and I have allocated 1 GB of swap space during installation. And I am not running out of it anytime (as I'm aware/think so), ...
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Encrypted Swap Causes Boot Crash

I have been trying to solve this problem for a while now. I encrypted my home folder and the swap area and now when I select the first option in the boot loader the OS freezes. I tried reinstalling ...
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Why am I unable to create a SWAP partition?

I created the SWAP partition in GParted after resizing my Ubuntu partition. All the operations went off smoothly. When I right-clicked the SWAP drive, it showed "SWAPON", so I clicked it & it ...
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How can I enable two installed versions of Ubuntu to use a common swap space?

I have an Acer Aspire One AO751H, and I've got two Ubuntu versions on it: 10.04.4 LTS Netbook Edition (which I keep around mainly because I really like the user interface) and 12.04.2 LTS. I have ...
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I cant make a partition for Ubuntu

I am running windows 8 and I want to dual boot with ubuntu 13.04. According to this post: Installing on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 System (UEFI Supported) I should make the partition for Ubuntu in ...
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Comparing Virtual Memory Size with Resident Size

I came across this stackoverflow post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10400751/how-do-vmrss-and-resident-set-size-match The answer voted correctly states the following: "So, VSS should be ...
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After creating swap partition, LTS won't recognize new partition

I downgraded my system from 13.04 to 12.04, and in the processes messed up cryptswap. Each time i booted, i would get a warning about cryptswap not being there, so I deleted cryptswap using a ...
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13.04 Swap partition not found

I just installed 13.04 a few days ago. I didn't read the install screens all that carefully and apparently picked the default partition scheme. Now I am trying to build the Thunderbird source and ...
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How to change Swap partition to add more

I play a lot of Minecraft/Tekkit. I have quite a bit of lag issues and my brother told me to add more VM RAM. He said it's called Swap Partitioning on Linux. I am looking for a simple solution, I ...
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Need to give swap space as didn't give it while installation

I did not provide swap space while installing Ubuntu. How shall i give the swap space now? I've a multibooted system with win xp and ubuntu. please help
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Why encrypt the swap partition

I have seen on this site that many Linux users encrypt the swap partition. What are the benefits of encrypting swap?
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How to re-encrypt my swap to activate it again?

A while back I was messing with my swap space, turning it on and off using sudo swapon -a and sudo swapoff -a. Since I generally have enough RAM anyway (6GB) I totally forgot about it. Currently I am ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Fedora

I'm thinking about dual booting my current ubuntu 12.04 OS with fedora 18. My question is when I shrink the current ubuntu partition, which takes the whole disk (with Gparted) will I be able to share ...
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myeclipse asks for virtual memory

I have been trying to install the 2013 version of my Eclipse on Ubuntu 13.04 and have upgraded the same from Ubuntu 12 on-line the installation was normally done with a Live CD and mechanism was ...
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Swap HDD to change OS?

I'm going to a LAN tomorrow, however, they all use windows and we're planning on playing some games that are only for windows. I have a laptop with a pretty SDD of 60GB with Ubuntu that works perfect ...
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Encrypted swap no longer being activated at boot after removing and re-adding it

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 system using encryption for /, /home, and swap. This used to work flawlessly, but then I needed to resize the swap partition. After doing that, and manually trying to set it up, ...
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13.04 :: setting up hibernate + encryped swap under full disk encryption

So I recently installed 13.04 and chose full disk encryption (I didn't bother to encrypt home too - seemed pointless), and I'm wanting to encrypt my swap drive, and also enable hibernate so I can be ...
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Does it make sense to create swap partitions for new installations nowadways?

For a desktop installation in a new and shiny laptop (let's say 16gb ram and ssd hd), does it make sense to have a swap partition?
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How can see find process that have pages swapped out?

I would like to know which processes have pages swapped out. htop only show virtual memory which may or may not be paged out. Are there any tool that are more refined than this?
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Use swap for hibernating only

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on an SSD with the swap partition on the same disk. Now I want to use the swap partition only for hibernating (not for swapping memory) because the SSD don't like the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boot time is 1 min 20 seconds!

I have a lenovo z370 notebook (i5...6GB RAM..750 GB HDD) and running Windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu 13.04. The boot up is very slow and I have tried many things in this forum (for e.g disabling ...
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Swap Not available in system monitor

i make a swap partition with 5 GB but i notice always that it is marked as "not available" on the system monitor plus when i do operations consume the whole RAM ubuntu starts to kill to relief the RAM ...
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I need to increase swap space [duplicate]

I used the Windows installer to install Ubuntu. It did not ask me the size of swap. I am currently using Ubuntu and have only about 200 MB and my system crashes when I open too many applications.
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Mounting a pendrive as a swap partition, having problems

The building of one of the softwares I am installing is failing because of the error c++: internal compiler error: Killed (program cc1plus) I think this is because I have only 500Mb swap ...
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How to set swap in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume if I have two swap partitons?

I have two swap partitions in fstab : /dev/sda8 none swap sw,pri=1 0 0 /dev/sdb8 none swap sw,pri=1 0 0 How to set swap in ...
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ux31a freezes when running out of memory

I have difficulties to understand swap policy. I have installed system (ubuntu 13.04 but 12.10 had same issue) with 4gb of swap partition because ux31a has 4 gb of memory. Problem is that every time ...
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Do we still need swap partitions on desktop?

I have read this question, but it was asked in the context of servers not desktops or notebooks. If a good amount of RAM is installed on a notebook, say 8 GB, do we still need a swap space?
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ZRAM enabled but Swap in RAM not used

So I've just decided to enable zram on my 6 GB ram Ubuntu 12.04, using zram-config. It takes about 2.9 GB of ram (after manually starting up the service, fixing this later...), but, even with ...
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Is swap enabled on this server? should it be?

We have a sysadmin configure a couple of servers at digitalocean. To me, it looks like swap wasn't enabled on this but it's been a VERY long time since I've had to do things like this. It's a rails ...
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how to check if cache is working

is there a way to check if disk cache is working on a regular sata disk? i see "asking for disk cache failed" error messages, but discovered my laptop has a 1gb solid state drive without a ...