using non HDD system as host

Richard Lightman richard at
Sat Oct 26 14:18:43 PDT 2002

* Mathias Wiegard <wiegard at> [2002-10-26 21:41]:
> Hi, I'm a (totally) newbie. Is it right that you use "swapspace" as swap?

> Is
> it still in RAM?
The idea of swap space is to automatically use the hard disc when you
are short of ram.

> I made a Swap-Partition by cfdisk.
> My Question is: how can I format this to swap an tell Linux to use it as
> Swap in the future.
man mkswap
man swapon

> How can I umount "swapspace"?
man swapoff

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