Re: Two Linux OS's and Use Same 1 Swap file on Same HDD??
From: QWalter_A=2E_L=FCthi=22?= (thewhale_at_bluewin.ch)
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 09:03:22 +0000
Jay Quinn wrote:
> I have 1 60GB HDD, and the 1st half has WinXP and the other half has SuSE
> 9.3, and I am about to install Redhat Fedora, so I'm about to make some
> space with Partition Magic 8. Can I reuse that same 1 Linux Swap partition
> that is being used by SuSE for Redhat? Seems like I can, as it's unmounted
> and not used when attempting to switch from one Linux OS to another. If
> anyone knows for a fact I can do that or has done that, please let me know.
> Thanks, Jay
I once had SuSE 8.1 and LinuxFromScratch installed on one HD, both using
the same swap partition. A far as I can tell, there were never any problems.
IMHO, this is the correct behaviour, as the swap area only holds stuff
that is temporary or written back where it properly belongs to during