Re: Installing on old hardware
That's not the worlds biggest swap space.
Upping it may help with the crashes but it will be slow when reading and writing memory pages to the hard drive.
It may be easier to create a swap file to test as opposed to enlarging the swap partition.
Do you want to try it and see if it helps ?
As i said earlier, don't forget there are other distributions you can try as well that may use less memory.
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