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How to decide on Swap size [duplicate]

I wanted to just confirm how much the size of Swap partition should be. Lots of places tell that the swap size should be twice the size of RAM. Somebody also told me that it shouldn't be more than 8 ...
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What should my swap size be if I have 32GB of RAM? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and want to install ubuntu on a computer that has 32GB of RAM. I've read a lot about the recommended size of swap for people with much smaller RAM capacity, but nothing for my size. ...
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Increasing the Swap Space on Ubuntu [duplicate]

My Swap space is currently set to 2 GB. How do I increase it? Also I'm running with an SSD and have 16GB of RAM. What is the Max Memory I can set the swap file to?
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Realistic working swap for 128GB RAM? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a new 240GB SSD, and immediately noticed that /dev/ubuntu-vg/swap_1 on the resulting installation is 137GB. That seems excessive, even counter-productive, but ...
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Using Hibernation in Ubuntu 19.04 (not enough swap file) [duplicate]

So I'm trying to hibernate my Ubuntu laptop, using sudo systemctl hibernate, in turn it says "Failed to hibernate system via logind: Not enough swap space for hibernation". I already tried this ...
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I have 1GB RAM. How much swap partition do I need to make before installing Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have 1GB RAM. Can someone tell me how large I should make the swap partition?
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Swap partition size for 32GB RAM [duplicate]

Currently I have laptop with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. I always use "full encrypted disk" option in installation creator which automatically create 16GB swap partition. Now I want to buy laptop with ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, I need to increase swap space? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 16.04 16GB RAM. How can i increase swap memory in my case? And how many GB i have to add?
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Separate file for hibernation? Why use swap? [duplicate]

Why have one file, the swap file, with 2 purposes: a swap file that serves the purpose for both providing some extra memory for apps (swap) and also for storing the state of the entire system (...
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Swap partition and HDD 5400 rpm [duplicate]

I want to migrate from windows to Ubuntu, so I decided that I want to install Ubuntu 16.04. I have a hard drive with 5400 rpm and 16 GB RAM, how big should swap partition be? I don't know the ...
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How much space should I set aside for bootloader and how much swap space? [duplicate]

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 and am wondering how much space to set aside for the bootloader partition. I am also not sure about the swap space and am not sure if I need a swap ...
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Can't add space in my Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS partition [duplicate]

I have done dual boot on my laptop. And I have these partitions as shown in the figure. In this 25 GB partition, I have ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS installed, and the 22 GB is Linux swap type and is empty, I ...
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I have 16GB RAM. Do I need 32GB swap?

I read many places that the rule of thumb for swap space is to double the amount of physical RAM. However, 32 GB does seem a LOT. Do I need that much? Do I need it at all with this high amount of ...
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How to efficiently partition a single Windows-Ubuntu dual boot disk?

This is not a question on how to install Ubuntu or how to use manual partitioning during installation but is a question on access rights and how not to let them bite you in the lower abdomen... ;-) ...
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Pros and cons of installing Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows on my laptop. I already know how to install it. A tutorial that I watched recommended selecting the Something else option of the Installation type ...

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