Thanks for that link oldfred, will make reference to it shortly. You said that having no swap may increase boot time as there is a delay while swap is being looked for - how can I check my installation is using swap properly?
I added my swap partition after installing so not sure it is being used. And I tend to get a 15 second black screen between my grub screen and ubuntu being loaded, doubling my start up time.
In Network Monitor my swap always shows 0% use but that may be expected as I am using <1GB of RAM from 8GB capacity. I did run a command from terminal (cant rmbr it now) to check my swappiness, which returned the default value of 60, but I thought that may come back regardless of swap being present.
If I change my thread to [SOLVED] will I no longer get replies? My original query is solved, but I have more