I've created a swap file with dd if=/dev/zero of=swap.img bs=1024k count=4k mkswap swap.img swapon swap.img While this works, the swapon command takes ages (approx 10min) to finish. Enabling the ...
When I try to write to an NTFS partition in Arch Linux, it fails with “cannot open <file>: permission denied”. Why?
I'm running Arch Linux off a flash drive. /dev/sdb1 is mounted as /, /dev/sdb2 is mounted as /home. /dev/sda3 is the main NTFS partition on the internal hard drive of my laptop. I have it mounted, ...
I have two operating systems installed (windows 8 & mint) and I am trying to shrink the original windows partition, but there is the swapfile.sys permanent file in the way. So I was wondering, is ...
I'd like to use another machine's unused RAM as swapspace for my primary Linux installation. I was just curious about performance of network ramdisks compared to local (slow) mechanical hard disks. ...
Sometimes Vim crashes and leaves me a swapfile. That's awesome. Then I open the file I was editing and Vim asks me if I want to recover. I do, thanks. When it's done, Vim tells me, You may want ...
Usually when RAM runs out, and a swap file is used, then the system can become really slow. But if the notebook or desktop is using SSD already, will a swap file be such a bad idea any more? Can ...