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dcore:swap_partition_or_file [2016/09/14 23:38]
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dcore:swap_partition_or_file [2017/09/17 06:20] (current)
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 Depending on intended use, a [[https://www.linux.com/news/all-about-linux-swap-space|Linux swap partition or swap file]] is recommended for systems with < 1-2 GB RAM. Swap is especially useful on low RAM systems to import/update large extensions, run numerous/heavier applications, compile software or set up hibernation. Depending on intended use, a [[https://www.linux.com/news/all-about-linux-swap-space|Linux swap partition or swap file]] is recommended for systems with < 1-2 GB RAM. Swap is especially useful on low RAM systems to import/update large extensions, run numerous/heavier applications, compile software or set up hibernation.
  
-By default, dCore will seek and utilize any existing swap partition at boot. It also by default utilizes [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zswap|zswap]] at boot. A boot code is necessary to enable a previously set up swap file. Review the swap related [[http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/dcore:swap_partition_or_file?do=edit&rev=1470729260#boot_codes|boot codes]] below for more information related to enabling a swap file or disabling swap and zswap.+By default, dCore will seek and utilize any existing swap partition at boot. It also by default utilizes [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zswap|zswap]] at boot. A boot code is necessary to enable a previously set up swap file. Review the swap related [[dCore:swap_partition_or_file#boot_codes|boot codes]] below for more information related to enabling a swap file or disabling swap and zswap.
  
 The following commands are useful to confirm swap utilization: The following commands are useful to confirm swap utilization:
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 ==== Swap Partition ==== ==== Swap Partition ====
-Setting up a swap partition during a fresh installation using [[http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/fdisk_partitioning.html|fdisk]] is outlined in the [[http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/dcore:installation_from_iso_without_boot_loader#partition_hard_drive|Partition Hard Drive]] and [[http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/dcore:installation_from_iso_without_boot_loader#create_hard_drive_file_systems|Create Hard Drive File Systems]] sections of [[dcore:installation_from_ISO_without_boot_loader|dCore Install from ISO to Hard Drive Without Pre-Existing Boot Loader]]. For systems with a pre-partitioned drive, it may be easier to use a [[https://livecdlist.com/|Linux LiveCD]] that contains [[http://gparted.org/|GParted]]. Alternatively set up a swap file, outlined below. To confirm the swap partition is being used, reboot system and run the commands outlined above.+Setting up a swap partition during a fresh installation using [[http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/fdisk_partitioning.html|fdisk]] is outlined in the [[dCore:installation_from_iso_without_boot_loader#partition_hard_drive|Partition Hard Drive]] and [[dCore:installation_from_iso_without_boot_loader#create_hard_drive_file_systems|Create Hard Drive File Systems]] sections of [[dCore:installation_from_ISO_without_boot_loader|dCore Install from ISO to Hard Drive Without Pre-Existing Boot Loader]]. For systems with a pre-partitioned drive, it may be easier to use a [[https://livecdlist.com/|Linux LiveCD]] that contains [[http://gparted.org/|GParted]]. Alternatively set up a swap file, outlined below. To confirm the swap partition is being used, reboot system and run the commands outlined above.
  
 ==== Swap File ==== ==== Swap File ====
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 ==== Boot Codes ==== ==== Boot Codes ====
-For more information regarding Tiny Core Linux boot codes review [[http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:boot_codes_explained|boot codes explained]].+For more information regarding Tiny Core Linux boot codes review [[wiki:boot_codes_explained|boot codes explained]].
  
 The following swap related [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/faq.html#bootcodes|boot codes]] are available: The following swap related [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/faq.html#bootcodes|boot codes]] are available:
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 As outlined, dCore automatically seeks available swap partition(s) at boot. If using the swapfile boot code, a swapfile needs to be set up in advance. By default dCore uses zswap, which sets aside a block of RAM to use as compressed swap space, so systems with adequate RAM may not require dedicated swap. Review the Wikipedia zswap link above for more information, especially the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU|CPU]] cycles vs [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I/O|I/O]] tradeoff. Actual system experimentation is recommended to determine which swap options or boot codes are required, if any. This [[http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-add-a-swap-file-howto/|Linux Swap File How To]] is a valuable resource for manually creating a swap file or experimenting with swappiness. As outlined, dCore automatically seeks available swap partition(s) at boot. If using the swapfile boot code, a swapfile needs to be set up in advance. By default dCore uses zswap, which sets aside a block of RAM to use as compressed swap space, so systems with adequate RAM may not require dedicated swap. Review the Wikipedia zswap link above for more information, especially the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU|CPU]] cycles vs [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I/O|I/O]] tradeoff. Actual system experimentation is recommended to determine which swap options or boot codes are required, if any. This [[http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-add-a-swap-file-howto/|Linux Swap File How To]] is a valuable resource for manually creating a swap file or experimenting with swappiness.
  
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