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10.3: Move swap to another partition in Panther
Authored by: oink on Dec 12, '03 10:09:54PM

I made a few modifications, namely:

Moved the swap location to a bigger partition (not a dedicated partition), named "aaa"
instead of rm /Volumes/aaa if found! (Yes, scarry eventhough logically correct), I used: mv /Volumes/aaa /aaa
instead of using label in the fstab, I used the uuid code

I have used this with much success until 2 days ago. I seem to get the crash screen at start up very regularly now. Disk Warrior fixed some rather minor errors, and one "overlapped extent allocation" (safari related). Using my backup rc file seems to always solve it. I wonder if any one else is experiencing the same.

While on the swap file issue, after each fix, my system seem to boot up without using any swap file. Somehow it feels the same. I wonder if there is going to be problem if I stop the dynamic pager from loading and skip the swap file for a while at least while I am trying to solve this crash issue.

I have a 10 gig hard disk and regularly I would max it while working. I usually have to restart every 5 hours or so to get rid of the growing swap files. I would really like to have a dedicated swap partition, at least it would stop it from growing, no? I have 512mb of ram, and a slowish G4 400mhz Ti Book

Thanks in advance



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