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lostboi tutorial
Authored by: muumi on Jan 26, '03 09:24:45PM

After reading loads of more or less controversial information on moving swap files, I decided to give lostboi's tutorial a go.
I ended up not being able to boot into Jaguar anymore. Was my mistake though. I wanted to put the swap file onto the same partition as OS 9, as I don't want to repartition my drive, and the OS9 partition is almost never used, and it's the first partition.
The reason why I could no longer boot after editing my rc file was that my OS9 partiton was called "Mac OS 9". The spaces caused the problem. I'm not sure if using a backslashes before the spaces would have resolved the problem. I guess it might, but I didn't try. Instead I renamed the partition to "Mac_OS_9", re-edited the rc file, and it worked like a charm!
So anyone trying this, make sure not to have blanks in your target's name.
I notice a percievable performance boost, and I can start loads of applications before getting pageouts now.
I use a PB G3 333mhz with 320Mb RAM, so any extra performance I can get is welcome, and this does give some, no matter what some people say. I can see it right in front of me, and I haven't even put the swap file onto a dedicated partition, let alone a separate drive.
I wonder why apple doesn't do this as standard.....
Thanks for the tutorial, lostboi ! :-)



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