Subject: Re: Problems with 1.6_Beta5 install on i386 / Thinkpad 770
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
List: current-users
Date: 08/08/2002 03:22:13
On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Luke Mewburn wrote:

> How much RAM does your system have?

228 MB

> At the moment, sysinst calculates a "default swap partition size"
> based on the amount of RAM in the system.
> There's been discussions to do one of the following (in increasing
> order of effort in changing sysinst):
> 	+ leave as is
> 	+ leave as is, except clamp the max swap size to 64MB (for example)
> 	+ don't bother adding swap size
> 	+ allow user to specify size of swap, even in "non custom" configs,
> 	  defaulting to RAM size. (this would require extra menus in
> 	  sysinst.
> Luke.

Is swap space really needed these days, except perhaps for a crash coredump?

I'd prefer NO swap space if possible.