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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How do I get Ubuntu 12.04 to recognize encrypted swap partition so that I can hibernate?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and used gparted to erase and enlarge my swap partition. When I rebooted, gparted said that the file partition for the swap was unknown. Gparted doesn't let me change ...
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/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 problem on boot?

Just before the boot logo fades away and the login screen shows, there's a little message that says there was some kind of problem with /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 and I have to press S or M or something, ...
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No swap space. encrypted swap in crypttab not created

Today I discovered that my Ubuntu 12.04LTS doesn't have any swap-space. I installed this system from scratch only some weeks ago. I encrypted all the partitions to me needs. I didn't install any swap ...
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Very slow start up

I am using the following release: LSB Version: ...
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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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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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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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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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What should I do with this apparently redundant swap partition?

I have a machine running Ubuntu Server on an encrypted LVM, with an encrypted swap partition. After I unlock the LVM during boot, I get this message: The disk drive for ...
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Ubuntu crashes with high memory use without swapping

I'm running some memory intensive calculations on Ubuntu 13.04. I have 8 GB of RAM, and a swap partition with the same amount of memory. The hard disk and swap partition are encrypted. › free -m ...
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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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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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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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I broke hibernate when I set two distros to use the same swap space

I use Ubuntu as my primary OS, but I have also installed Fedora to see what all the hype is about. I made the stupid decision of making them share swap space, not thinking of the consequences on ...
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'hibernate' doesn't work on xubuntu 12.04

I've just installed Xubuntu on my laptop. All works fine except that hibernating doesn't work. I (successfully) resized the swap partition with GParted but it's still the same. When restarting the ...
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How to limit unattended-upgrades swap io usage

I have a daily spike in swap IO usage at the same that unattended-upgrades runs. Besides that time of day, swap IO is rarely used. I recently tried to uncomment these settings: ...
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Guide for encypting swap

I am trying to encrypt my swap but having difficulty finding a definitive guide. Also, the command 'sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-utils' does not work. Thank you
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Couln't hibernate

I couldn't hibernate my system due to insufficient swap memory. Hence, I created a swap partition with the size twice of my RAM. However, when I tried to activate the partition and open fstab file, ...
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Deferred swap files

I'm using a dual boot system with wubi so I have a swap file on /host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk But I have also found Windows' own swap file and hibernate file are fine swap files, except they need to ...
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Getting rid of encrypted swap?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, including a encrypted root and swap partition. I'd like to get rid of the encrypted swap partition (not just of the encryption for it, but of the whole swap ...
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Why does my laptop grayscreen after I reopen it?

I'm using an Intel Macbook on Ubuntu 12.04 with kernel version 3.11.0-26-generic The problem I've been having is that, when I close the laptop lid and reopen it the machine does not resume ...
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Deleted linux swap, now booting to grub rescue

I just deleted my linux swap from gparted and used that to extend my main linux partition. Now I just boot into grub rescue. It seems like a simple fix in fstab but I'm not sure. Here's my fstab # ...
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Swap partition missing or not found error? How do i solve this error?

No swap partition found. I get this error all the time and i have attached the picture of it. It appears when Ubuntu 12.04 is starting and i got no idea how to solve it. I did create a swap partition ...
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No swap in Xubuntu 14.04 LTE with full disk/system encryption

I'm a newbee to Linux. I installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTE on my 1.6GHz/2GB RAM/120 GB SSD HDD netbook. Everything goes smoothly, except I realized that during booting and logging in there was a warning ...
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Swap partition on SSD with full encryption

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptops SSD with full encryption enabled on installation and I just realized, that the installer created a swap partition. swapon shows me Filename Type ...
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Find users of swap when smem reports zero swap usage

I want to know, who and why uses my swap, but can't see swap users by smem. After setting sysctl vm.swappiness to 10, and starting chromium (10 tabs), my swap usage jumps from 0 to 30-35 MB ...
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Help fix swap error when waking from suspend to ram

I suspend to Ram fine. I can't wake from Ram. It always ends up in a swap error, and I have to reboot the whole computer.. Why? What info do you need from me? Please help!
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Swap file not being utilized. Program Killed due to memory

I have set up a swap partition on 12.04, as per the below. #swapon -s Filename Type Size Used Priority /swapfile file 1048572 0 -1 ...
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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 on lvm2 partition

I have lvm2 volume with two logical partitions, root and swap. My fstab looks like this: ... /dev/mapper/lvm-swap none swap sw 0 0 /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw ...
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“Disk drive for dev/mapper/cryptswap 1 is not ready”, tried other resolutions already

So I used this link http://punygeek.blogspot.com/2012/10/ubuntu-1204-how-to-solve-disk-drive-for.html and followed it to a "T" and it worked fine until I restarted. I will explain a little more now. ...
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to make swap partition at least as large as the amount of memory (RAM)

how to make swap partition at least as large as the amount of memory (RAM) in ubuntu 13.04 this i need to do to enable hibernation using TuxOnIce method
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My folder-encrypted Ubuntu 12.04 LTS takes too long to shut down

Recently I re-installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I encrypted my home folder. When I turn it on, it says dev/mapper/cryptswap1. And like I said in the title, it takes too long to shut down. I've looked on ...
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Encryption my home folder and swap area errors

When I was installing Ubuntu I both created "Encrypt my home folder" and "swap area" . and now I get this error for each booting my computer. the error message is this: The disk drive for ...
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resized drive and swap drive not working - help

I used Gparted to re-size a virtual drive. The swap drive is there but is not being used by Ubuntu. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 186660863 ...
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Suspending does not work. Ubuntu 12.04

I had set the swap file at 0 size, at installation, so I cannot hibernate. However,my RAM should do for the "suspend" function(I think).But whenever I suspend my system, it just starts from the very ...
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swap file error in fstab

recently i reinstalled ubuntu, a new virtual volume is located at /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 i added to fstab the following /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw 0 0 now every time i boot ubuntu it shows ...
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How to recover the drive that is lost due to swapping?

During the Ubuntu installation, I selected a drive (partition) for the swap. I didn't know that, after the swap worked, I won't be able to access it and now its giving me a headache. I would like to ...
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How Can I Successfully Copy User Profiles With An Encrypted Home and Swap?

I followed the instructions in Can't Clone a User Profile? with only partial success. I get an error message that is something to the effect of cannot copy /'olduser' /../'newuser' unable to create ...
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Google-Chrome would rather die than use swap

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I seem to be having trouble with the swap file. I'm using System Load Indicator 0.3 to watch memory usage, and while system memory fills up, the swap file gets very, very ...