How2: use USB key as swap for low mem laptop ^
How can I successfully set my Xubuntu 8.04 to use a swap file residing on a USB key ?
At the office, they gave me a laptop that was in a drawer but they didn't botter checking it. It only has 256Mb of memory. That is the only way that I can have a laptop at the office: take an old one and that is the only one left.
I installed Xubuntyu 8.04 on it. It has only one HD so I had originally created 1 partiton for the O/S and 1 partition for the swap. But it doesn't go fast enough.
So I thought, I have this 8Gb USB key that I do not use. Why not create 2 partitions on it: 1 4gb swap and 4gb Ext3. I removed the swap file on the laptop (formatted it as ext3 with the Xubuntu install CD).
But even with the USB key plugged in, it seams to go even slower then before and the USB key doesn't flash often (light).
How can I make sure my laptop is using the swap from the USB key ?
Will it go faster then with a 2nd partitioned Swap ?
USB key is an 8Gb, OCZ Rally-2 480Kb/s
Desktop: I5-2500 on a Z77 MB, 16Gb memory, GTX-570
Windows-7 (trying to add Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)