partition sizes

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Thu Mar 4 10:38:27 PST 2010

Simon Geard wrote:


> For what it's worth, my disk layout looks something like:
> /dev/sda1
> - /boot, 100Mb. Allows me to keep bootloader config independent of the
> actual OS installs.
> /dev/sda2
> - swap, 2Gb.

I've got a question about this. Why bother with a swap partition?
AIUI, with 2.6 kernels, using a swap file is as fast as using a
swap partition, and it is certainly more flexible to modify later.

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