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ads2996
April 4th, 2013, 03:43 PM
Hi,

I am currently reworking my laptop to triple boot with Win 7, Win 8 and Ubuntu. My questions is what is swap used for and do i need it.
My specs are:
1.2ghz core 2 duo
4gb ram
320gb hdd

I plan to partation my drive into
90gb win7
60gb win 8
30gb ubuntu
120gb Data
possibly swap

Does anyone who has experiance with windows 8 think 60gb will be enough for it?

Thanks in advance

ibjsb4
April 4th, 2013, 03:55 PM
Some say yes, some say no.

http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?cx=006238239194895611142:u-ocqbntw_o&q=Do+I+need+Swap&sa=Search&cof=FORID:9

I_can_see_the_light
April 4th, 2013, 05:10 PM
If you plan on using suspend or hibernate you'll need swap space at least the size of your RAM

ads2996
April 4th, 2013, 06:13 PM
Ok, so then from my current usage of Ubuntu I will need Swap, is 10gb too big or would that be ok, and does anyone have any advice on the windows 8 partation

claracc
April 4th, 2013, 06:25 PM
this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq explains everything about swap. Pay special attention to the paragraph, how much swap do I need? (swap size equal to ram size)

I_can_see_the_light
April 4th, 2013, 06:33 PM
10 GB would be more than enough, you'd probably be ok with half of that. On the Windows 8 question I can't comment since I've never used it.

I_can_see_the_light
April 4th, 2013, 06:41 PM
this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq explains everything about swap. Pay special attention to the paragraph, how much swap do I need? (swap size equal to ram size)

That's a good resource. Point six (swapiness) is also something to pay attention to.

ads2996
April 4th, 2013, 06:42 PM
So 10gig would be over kill then

pinballwizard
April 4th, 2013, 06:53 PM
So 10gig would be over kill then

Yes.

Make it around about the same size as your ram, or even half that.

I need swap. I always use swap.

pinballwizard
April 4th, 2013, 06:55 PM
Hi,



Does anyone who has experiance with windows 8 ?

Thanks in advance


Yes, I used it for around half an hour, it confused, frustrated and irritated me. I put a 12.04.2 disk in, hit install and am now calm and happy.

I_can_see_the_light
April 4th, 2013, 06:56 PM
So 10gig would be over kill then
4,5 GB would most likely be enough. That way you'd have enough space to hibernate even if the swap partition is being used.

ads2996
April 4th, 2013, 07:47 PM
Ok, Thanks for all your help im gonna go with a 4gb swap so im able to hibernate and suspend my system

claracc
April 4th, 2013, 09:06 PM
If you got fixed your problem, please mark the thread as solved as it is indicated in this thread: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPostsTeam/SolvedThreads