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Invisible swap partition and OS 9 updates Install
I've created a separate swap partition for OS X and made it invisible (with File Buddy). This worked OK until I wanted to update OS 9.1 to OS 9.2.1. The installer crashed after the first window.

Making the swap partition visible again did the trick for the installer.
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No need to hide, use UFS!
Authored by: monsterjaeger on Jan 27, '02 09:18:57PM

Since my system is not the fastest of them all (Wallstreet 233) I'm using a dedicated swap partition as well. To prevent using it in the seldom case of having booted MacOS 9 I use UFS for my swap. UFS partitions do not get mounted under MacOS 9 and are under priviledge control when booted in MacOS X. For the performance concerned I could not notice any difference in speed having the partition using HFS+ or UFS. Not that I have done intensive benchmarking but there's no difference in feel.
Greetings from the monsterjaeger



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